So, somehow, you, the reader, have managed to come across my About page.
Kudos to you for doing so!
My name is Eric John Monier and I was born in the very early parts of 1987. I’ve been writing, at least on the amateur level, since the age of sixteen. The first time I ever wrote anything aside from schoolwork was on the evening of April 10, 2003. What caused me to begin writing was a combination of medication or lack thereof, dreams I had experienced in the previous months, different literary works I was exposed to High School English classes, and, of course, just being young.
I was Born Again in July of 2004 and it was the best choice I ever made. I had backslid a time or two but my God never let me fall completely away. I praise Him for that and for so much more!
Due to the loss of a fellow aspiring writer on September 6, 2016, I’ve realized that I should not let this gift go to waste anymore, even if I never earn a solitary copper penny from it. Therefore, I launched this blog exactly one month later, in order to share what I write with the world.
I am disabled and therefore get a pension from my government due to various mental conditions, of which I have been afflicted since the age of six, although, they didn’t get debilitating until the age of seventeen. I also have a back injury, which I sustained at the age of twenty-seven. My mental conditions and their required treatments hinder me from holding down any permanent or substantial job. I also get frequent pain and spasms in my lower back muscles, which sometimes even greatly hinders my writing (and you, the reader, will see it in some of my posts) much less my performance of any other job. I refuse to take pain medications for my back injury because I have read and watched too many stories of how these pain medications ruin lives even more than the injury in and of itself. All in all being on disability does meet all of my medical needs and most of my financial needs but also gives me time to pursue some of my passions, the main one being writing. I try to contribute to this blog at least a few times a week, sometimes more sometimes less.
My grammar may be sub-par at times, but that is because I have very little post secondary formal training in writing, and English is a very difficult language to write and speak properly. Please forgive me and just bear with me though, because I try my best and I do write from my heart. I also try to learn better grammar and writing techniques when able. I have a blog instead of a vlog because I feel that I am much better at writing than speaking. Furthermore, I hate my own voice and I don’t want to subject others to it.
I was married from 2010 to 2018 to a woman who didn’t appreciate or validate me at all. She hated most of everything I wrote. She was very cruel in so many other ways. Needless to say for the last four years of that marriage, I wanted out but tried anyway because I wanted to honor my God. At the beginning of the final four years of that faulty marriage, I did ask God to deliver me from it, though.
From the latter parts of 2018 until December 4/5, 2019 (which is when 2020 began for me), I was in another relationship until it came crashing down before me. I was utterly heartbroken, but, in the aftermath, I drew closer to my God and He drew closer to me!
As of May 23, 2022, I have been in a romantic relationship with a very sweet and equally sexy young lady. I know she makes me very happy and I find myself frequently thanking my God for sending her my way. I hope and pray that God keeps us together and I frequently petition Him to do so. And not only that I also petition Him that he allow, equip and compel us to love, honor and cherish each other forever. I do consider myself exceedingly blessed and tremendously honored that she is indeed my lady. What is most amazing is that she and I have many similar interests and, for the record, she does exceed the standards I would hold to anyone of whom I would be romantically involved with. As of June 30, 2022, she and I are engaged. Yes, that date does indeed coincide with the eight year anniversary of me beginning my infamous, “Grocer and Writer” stories. I’ll just say that being loved by and in love with this wonderful young lady makes me feel as if I am living out several of the stories I wrote over the years. I know to many it may seem like we moved considerably fast, but in ours (and especially my) defense, I had been crushing on her since right after my ex-girlfriend called it quits on me in early December of 2019, but I was too shy to make my move until February of 2022. She and I both know what we want and find exactly that in each other. I guess you all can say that 2020 ended for me on May 23, 2022!
To describe me further, I love and cook but also am passive aggressive and enjoy good satire like a French person, I’m fair-skinned and strive to be ethical and a jolly good fellow like an Irish person, I strive to mind my manners like the British and I sure do appreciate their literature but at times can be overly idyllic, people tell me I’m down to Earth, I’m attracted exclusively to plus sized and/or super sized ladies and I frequently listen to a scanner like a Redneck, I have a strong affinity for technology, craftsmanship and spicy foods, am very precise but sometimes have a temper when provoked like a German and finally I’m passionate, hairy and sometimes highly opinionated, like a Spaniard, (specifically of the Isleño variety.) That’s also my genetic makeup that I know of. My writing embodies all of these traits in some way shape or form!
There are very certain reasons why I write and I realized this one day in 2009 while I was working.
These life events are [some of] the Factors that made Me want to Write or at least the ones I am comfortable enough to share.
Believe it or not, I used to Hate Writing because of my early education and upbringing. It is but a miracle that I like to write now, much less that I keep an active blog!
If you don’t know me that well and haven’t figured it out yet, I will say that I am Indeed a Hopeless Romantic and I initially wrote love stories, but now have since expanded my horizons.
On this blog, I will be posting some of the articles, commentaries, essays, humor, personal reflections, product reviews and stories I’ve written (and re-written) over the years. If/when I come up with anything new, I will be posting that material as well.
By the way, here are some websites I frequently use that supplement my varying hobbies and interests…
I try to be a prepper and have been this way since my early-to-mid 20’s but always wanted to be the equivalent of one since my mid to late childhood. Of course in those days “everyday carry” and “prepper” weren’t as commonly known words and phrases as they are now.
Some of my writings may inform you, entertain you, provoke your thoughts, provoke your emotions or maybe all of the above.
I hope to vindicate most, but I know; in the process, I’ll unfortunately probably offend someone at some point eventually. That’s a dilemma faced by all writers. I can live with it, for the most part, though I do sincerely apologize if my content offends you. Furthermore, to anyone whom I may offend, just know that I made you feel and think!
All in all, I hope that you, the reader, have a positive reading experience and equally hope that you come back often!
May God richly bless you and may you be more informed or enlightened than previously!