In a sense, I like to think that my blog started years ago. As a child, I would fill notebook after notebook with short stories, poems, and descriptions of my travels and findings in the world. As an artist, I always looked for ways to promote my work in public and online. With these passions for writing and art I knew that eventually I wanted to create a platform dedicated to illuminating my thoughts.
Eventually became January 2017, and I officially made my blog public in March of that year. Over the past two years, blogging has motivated me to continue to grow as a person, a writer, and an artist.
In hindsight, this year went by so quickly. Yet, I know that there were days and weeks where everything felt stagnant. I’d frequently interrogate myself, questioning if I was doing enough, pushing myself hard enough, or wondering when I’d figure out what makes me happy. Blogging gives me the space to reflect, and when I do so, I realize how much I have accomplished.
After a year of hard work, I earned my certificate in Children’s Book Writing at University of California San Diego. I documented my travels to New York and London. Both trips were transformative in different ways. While New York jump started my education at The New School, London reignited my passions and reminded me of what I love in the world. I turned 20 this year and shared the lessons I’ve learned along the way.
One thing I’m always learning is that creativity takes courage. Genuine writing, personal writing, takes bravery. Blogging continues to be an endeavor in vulnerability and raw authenticity. Each week I present myself with the challenge to share a new aspect of myself through my writing, my art, and my photography. And for the past 104 Sundays I have taken on that challenge. With hundreds of blog posts behind me, I know there are hundreds more ahead.
I hope to continue to figure out who I am and what I want as I simultaneously synthesize my life experiences through art and writing. I plan to continue to take classes that inspire me at The New School, especially in Screenwriting. I plan to practice comedy writing, digital illustrating, and finally get around to learning how to make woven wall hangings. I plan on submitting my projects to literary agencies and gain representation so I can begin having my work published. I want to visit more museums, I want to travel more, and I want to continue to seek adventures with the people I love. I want to be filled with ideas. I want to be filled with inspiration. I want to be around creative people who talk about what ignites them. I want to have deep conversations and write about them. I want to dream up new concepts and make them happen. And I want to interact more with my audience and create content that YOU want to see.
If you have supported me over these past two years, thank you. If this is your first time visiting my blog, thank you, I hope you come back soon. If you check in every week, thank you. If you have contributed or collaborated with me in any way, thank you. And if you would like to work together, please contact me!!
To everyone who has shared my writing, messaged me saying that something I wrote helped them, and contacted me with words of encouragement, I appreciate you each endlessly and I hope you know that none of this would be possible without you.
Here’s to celebrating my second year of blogging and many more to come!!
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