There are two words that best describe me: Writer and Over-thinker.
I am first and foremost a writer. It is who I am. It is what I do. It is everything. I’m a writer in every sense of the word.
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I can’t exactly put an age on it, but it’s been at least since elementary school. I would write short stories, little essays or books of poems for my parents.
I got my real start to writing through fanfiction (a bit nerdy perhaps) and it opened the door for me – it allowed me to let my ideas flow creatively in a way I never had before. I spent years upon years upon years writing fanfiction, primarily for my own personal enjoyment, because I loved it. No one ever really read them, but it was my way of practice and as I got older, as I kept writing – I got better.
Now I do it for a living, I write the news. It’s not my dream job by any means, but I enjoy it. It’s a means for me to do what I love and make money. And while it’s not my endgame, it’s a good learning experience and I take every minute of it to improve my craft.
Outside of work I mainly focus in screenwriting. My ultimate dream – to string words into images that might some day be seen on a movie screen. I write alone and as part of a team with one of my closest friends.
Secondly, I am an over-thinker. Which is merely a nice way of saying I have anxiety. Again, something I have dealt with for as long as I can recall.
Why do I mention it? Because it’s real and it’s something I deal with every day and I want to normalize it. Admitting to struggling with something will only make me stronger and perhaps provide some much-needed comfort to someone going through the same thing.
Much of my musings will be about my fears and endlessly anxious thoughts. Writing is the best way I know to get them out – to see them and make sense of them.
So, if I haven’t scared you off, please continue on and I hope you find something you like or can identify with.