Hi there! I’m Liza.

Let’s start at the beginning. I was born with tetralogy of Fallot and the absence of a pulmonary valve. If you are interested in the details then click here. It required many hospital visits to check up on my situation and even a couple of open-heart surgeries. Thanks to my condition I lived a life that wasn’t quite average, but I haven’t let that change how I live my life. The environment I lived in was different from most kids my age and it gave me experiences that have changed the way I see things.

That was where writing entered my life. Once I learned how to read I never really stopped. I found myself running off to all sorts of worlds in order to escape my own, and at the age of seven, I decided that I wanted to write books too. Now I don’t have any of the stories that I wrote back then, but I can assure you, they were literary masterpieces (kidding). I’ve always enjoyed looking at other ways to weave words into something amazing and I always look for ways that I can improve my own writing abilities.

That’s enough about me. Let’s talk about Lily, who is also a very important part of this blog. Lily is the cat that I got in 2016 shortly after the cat I grew up with died of old age. She was the runt of her litter and originally a barn cat. The moment I met her I knew there was something special about her.

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When we took her home she was pretty sick. She would rather stay hidden underneath my chin or on my shoulder instead of playing around like a normal kitten. I got really attached to her during that, and I think she did too. She recovered quickly and was soon jumping around and playing with anything and everything. Lily was a sweetheart, but as she got even older she also became a bit of a diva.

She has become more than just another cat to me. Lily has become a companion that makes my everyday life interesting and I never know what is going to happen with her around. Whenever I’m reading she’ll be there to try and sit on the pages, and whenever I’m writing something she’ll be there to sit on my keyboard. Her odd personality is something I could never live without.

 

Have any questions? Feel free to contact me at lilyandlizablog@gmail.com