If you were to ask me what I do, my first answer would be “I’m a Reader.” That’s not really the way the world works, though, is it? You don’t get to identify yourself by your hobbies, passionate as you may be about them. So, I usually answer “aspiring writer” because I am also a little bit of a chicken and just saying “writer” feels too big, too real, too “above my station.” The power of storytelling is a skill I revere and a responsibility I do not take lightly. Everybody has a story – multiple stories – and in those stories live the very essence and commonalities of the human experience. As a reader, I’ve walked a million miles in thousands of shoes. I leave every story as a better person.
Obviously, I am giving this whole storyteller thing a shot or we wouldn’t be here. So, thank you for taking this leap of faith with me. My stories are meant to amuse, inspire, encourage escapism and offer empathy – as many of us walk the same journeys without realizing it. Here’s to the commonalities of the human experience – fingers crossed, you find pieces of yourself in these stories and are a better person for it!