I’m on a mission to consume as much cathartic and transformative content as possible during my short time on this earth.
My hope is to contribute to some of that as a writer, as well. My writing career began as a kid, conducting interviews with my mom’s best friend for an article in my fake newspaper. As an English Writing and Rhetoric Student at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, I was immersed in the study of not what to write, but how. When not in class, I spent many an hour in the student newspaper office as Staff Writer, then Life & Arts Editor, then finally in a transformative year as Editor-in-Chief.
After college, I delved into social media writing. With more than 100 clients needing witty captions for their Facebook posts, I soon learned how to write on the fly and grab people’s attention while I did it. Fast-forward a few years and I transition into copywriting, specifically for a marketing agency that specializes in major institutions like school districts and water systems. I use what I learned in all my previous roles in my current one in the communications department of a private university.
When it’s just up to me, my favorite topics to explore through writing are relationships and mental health. My essay on The Gottman Institute’s Blog examined the physiological effects of physical touch from a loved one, while my piece for Psych Central recounted my personal experience with biofeedback therapy. These are the subjects that excite me and that make me feel like I’m contributing to the world in a positive way.
As a voracious reader, I’m humbled by the writers I’ve been fortunate to experience.
“Writing, regardless of the end result…means celebrating beauty in an often ugly world.”
“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.”
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?”
“A novel is really the only way you can be someone else.”