For years, I’ve tried being someone that other wanted me to be. I lost my true identity and didn’t recognise myself any more. I lost faith in myself and what I was doing here.
A handful of good friends provided me with opportunities to live and to rediscover myself (special thanks to one of my best friends, Ryan Cantzler!) I was able to rediscover that which was buried deep inside; my passion for writing.
I am a writer, an artist of written language. It is not a glorious position but it keeps me alive. It allows me to occasionally reach out to someone and touch their soul with literary salve for the troubled soul; and that is enough for me.
I’m constantly asked if I am going to be or want to be rich. My answer is and has always been, no. Money made above what provides for my family goes to help others in anyway I can: donations to charities, helping someone else on the rise and any other way that can be beneficial to others.
This is me; This is who I am
Micheál Ó Coinn