Want to get to know more about me?. The girl behind the blog?! If so, then keep on reading!
In The beginning
Like I said in my first podcast episode about chasing after your dreams, I grew up doing many things as a kid. From ice skating lessons to going to art camp, I always enjoyed being creative. And expressing my thoughts through my writings and poetry. So for years, I struggled to find my true passion. Knowing deep down inside that I was meant to be something great.
By high school, I started to gain an interest in neuroscience. Thinking I was going to have a career in the science field, I participated in a variety of paid internships around different hospitals and universities in Philadelphia. For example, I had one internship where I took neuroscience lessons at the University of Pennsylvania. In which I got to learn about all the functions of the neurons in the brain. That helps us to function on an everyday basis and more. Along with this, I was also able to dissect a brain as part of a class assignment.
After high school, I went on to attend Community College of Philadelphia for the next year and a half. During my time at college, I was not the best student. I became more focused on hanging out with my friends instead of making my studies a priority. As well as to top it off, I did not have a major. So because of that, I ended up taking Liberal Arts for the whole time I attended college.
But even so, I still never figured out my true destiny until I dropped out. At the time, I had felt myself getting more and more overwhelmed and confused about my future. So thinking I needed a break, I came up with the idea to take off a few semesters. That, in the long run, turned out to be a mistake. Because ultimately, the time I spent away from college made me less motivated to enroll back into school. And because of that, I figured that school was not that important.
figuring out my destiny
So after dropping out, I started working at Macy’s as a sales associate. While working at Macy’s, I found myself writing more and more poetry. That made me think and start to wonder, “Should I pursue a career as a writer?”. I mean, I knew I was already good at writing, so why not give it a try.
With no clue of where to start, I started searching on Craigslist and Google for different writing jobs and gigs. At the beginning of my search, I did not have the best of luck. There were so many times I felt like giving up because it seemed as if I was getting nowhere. As if my decision to pursue a career as a writer was foolish.
But even so, I never gave up trying. Which paid off because I was able to get my first writing job from a startup magazine that I found on craigslist. And with that, everything else continued to fall into place. I eventually started writing for more and more magazines and websites. That help to not only get my name out there, but it helped me to become a better writer.
In the end, my journey to becoming a writer has been interesting. Despite all the highs and lows that I have had, I am grateful. To know that it is okay if it may take you time to figure out your true calling in life. And we all have a story to tell. So thank you all for reading this and getting to know more about me. And remember to be creative, and never let your inspiration or dreams die.