why I write

I’ve always been in love with the power of words. When I was seven, I “authored and illustrated” my first series of books, all about my sweet golden retriever (my childhood love for dogs would later develop into an obsession).

My love for writing only grew stronger, and I never understood why so many seemed to dislike it in school. Writing possesses more poise and impact than candid comments ever could. Fast forward through four years of journalism school, followed by a professional communications career, and it is a passion that has grown to define me.

My perspective comes from many lenses: I’m a career woman transitioning to full-time motherhood. I’m community-minded, but also an introvert. I grew up in Ohio, but now enjoy life on the move as a proud Navy wife.

I have invested much of my time in telling others’ stories, but I have neglected to digest my own. This blog is nothing more than a selfish way for me to reflect on the fast-turning pages of my own life story, while hopefully inspiring others to revel in the most important moments of theirs as well.

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One thought on “why I write

  1. Although your blog post ‘Conquered: My Biggest Fears on Being a Stay-at-Home Mom’ is over a year old, I want to thank you for writing it. Right now I work a full time highly paying secure job but deeply want to stay home with my son and be a homemaker. My husband fully supports me but I struggle to take the leap because I’m afraid of what society will think. I never thought I allowed strangers opinions of me affect my decisions but clearly I do. I too have the fears you mentioned in your post and your words give me encouragement to move forward with what I really want in my life. Thank you.

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