I decided to be a writer because, well, there is nothing else I inherently understand and get like writing. I am laughably awful at a lot of things, but relatively good in others, and then there are things that I simply love to do, that I couldn’t not do. Writing is one of them.
As of 2013, I am a student at a small university in the mountains studying English literature (which basically means I write tons of papers every week). I’m very grateful to be able to be a student, but I vehemently dislike the culture we live in today dictating that we have to have a degree (or be educated in the most elite colleges) in order to succeed. I know many people that are living proof this is not the case. But right now, being a student makes the most sense, and has brought me great opportunities. It’s all in the hands of the universe, I’d like to believe.
I’m a classic ISTP, and while I do spend a lot of time on my own, I appreciate people who have their heads in the clouds like I do, and who can laugh freely at themselves. A tongue-in-cheek sense of humor is my favorite quality in a person.
I would like to write fiction one day. My fiction writing professor would probably discourage that because I wrote an alleged “romance” story then turned it into a bloodshed murder tale (I hate cliches, terribly). But for now, my strengths appear to be in writing articles, mainly articles centered around people and what they do and say. People fascinate me endlessly but are extraordinarily frustrating, which is what makes them so interesting to write about.
I also love branding, marketing, copywriting, editing, and languages. I would love to become fluent in French and Spanish one day.
I don’t blog as often as I did when I started because I honestly feel weird knowing that so many people I know in real life are reading my innermost feelings and thoughts. It’s kind of like being caught naked in your own house…Not in the fun way.
Currently an intern writer at the New River Valley Magazine, and preparing to go off to live and study in France in January 2014.
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“It takes a little courage, and a little self -control. And some grim determination, if you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, if you really want to win. There’s no easy path to glory, there’s no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, is no simple parlor game; but it’s prizes call for fighting, for endurance and for grit; for a rugged disposition and don’t know when to quit.”