Hi everyone! So I decided to start a blog because it seems like I usually have a million ideas in my head and since I hope to be a writer someday, I hope this will be a good venue to express those thoughts and get some practice at the same time.
I’m that girl who always had her nose in a book. I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and read everything from Beverly Cleary to Anne of Green Gables (one of my all time favorite series) to The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High. One day I would be Harriet the Spy and run around with a notebook writing down what everyone was doing. Another I was Anne Shirley, naming all the trees and flowers in our backyard. After reading Little Women, I wanted to be Jo March and stay up late scribbling adventures.
After graduating high school, I went to college to pursue a degree in journalism. After my first year, though, something just felt off. I was no longer sure of my path and decided to take a year off. One year became many, and while I did continue to take classes at community college over the years, I never seemed to be on a straight path. I changed majors from business to medical assisting to physical therapy assisting, all of which were “practical” and likely to help me land a good job, but none of which felt like a good fit for me.
In between these majors I also moved from Cleveland to New Orleans, encountered Hurricane Katrina, relocated to Dallas and eventually the coast of North Carolina. I made some good friends along the way, but I was searching for something that ultimately had been hiding under my nose to begin with.
In 2012 I came home to Cleveland and haven’t looked back. I went back to Cuyahoga Community College and decided to pursue what I should have done all those years ago: writing. I finished my Associate of Arts last year and now I’m pursuing a B.A. in Creative Writing from Baldwin Wallace University, which I had overlooked after high school since it was in my hometown of Berea and I wanted to get away. The funny thing is, I value it so much more now for just that reason; it’s home.
All my experiences in other places ultimately gave me a greater appreciation for my own hometown. In the long run, I’m sure some of my experiences will become fodder for my writing. In the meantime, I have a new goal: to pursue writing as a career in some form. I am still exploring the many options thereof, and I’m excited to see where this new road leads. What I know for sure is that I am finally on the right path, and I am so very grateful to have found it.
This blog will follow my journey in whatever forms it may take. You can expect posts on anything from books to Indians games to marathon training (another new adventure of mine). You may find posts on global warming, education, or history. My interests are many and varied!
Thank you for taking the time to read my random ramblings. Feel free to comment, keeping in mind I’m new to the blogging world 😉 Have a great weekend!