January 25th, 2009 by Calvero

If you have been following me on Twitter or Plurk, you have noticed me sending messages saying I was writing.  I have been busy re-writing part of my life about what it is like having been born with a facial condition.. well, two actually… cleft lip and cleft palate.  They almost can be called one since they are related but someone can be born with one and not the other.  I call my story “Born to be Cleft”.   Right now it’s on my old Tripod site.

And, by the way, it’s not a “pity me” type of story.  It’s just telling like it is.  My aim was and is to give a glimpse of what it’s like… to spread a little understanding for people who are noticeably different.  And to have something to relate to for those who were born like me.

Anyway, I decided to use WordPress 2.7 for it (very nice upgrade!).  It won’t be a blog though, it’ll just be a static site.  I’ll blog about cleft related things here with cleft tags (cleft lip & cleft palate) and add a link from the new BtbC site to here, and also talk about them on my Cleft Club Radio podcast… whenever I get time to get that up and going again.

When I originally wrote that story, it was over 10 years ago.  I think I was still a newlywed.  And… well, it was time for me to update it… having another kid and getting divorced and such ;).

I also needed to move it from my Tripod site.  I’ve been using a webhost for a while now, but with everything that was going on, I never got around to focusing on re-writing my story.  So now I am, and I feel pretty good about it.

Not much really needs to be redone. My outlook on life remains, I think, the same.  But I feel like I should re-write the whole thing.    But instead of it being from a 20-something it’s now from a 30-something.

And maybe one day I will finish other posts that I have started for this blog :).

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