I feel like that term has been overused, especially in the TV news industry where I have worked for more than 16 years, but my love for writing goes back to when I was just four years old. As a kid, my poems and short stories were published in regional newspapers and books, I was dedicated to my daily journal, and when blogs became a thing in the early 2000s, I would spend hours perfecting my Xanga site a la Gossip Girl.
But as time went on and journalism became my profession, I all but eliminated writing creatively or just for fun. When I open my journal now, it only has sporadic entries from times in which I found myself depressed or anxious. Instead of using the outlet as a release, it became a log for my struggle, and then faded completely in 2021 after I became a mom and struggled with postpartum anxiety and depression.
Now that the fog has lifted, I have been feeling the persistent urge to write again. I've kicked around ideas for novels, children's books, you name it-- but I'm starting here. I can't wait to see how it evolves, and I am thrilled you've decided to come along with me.