It took a really long time to finally admit I wanted to Be A Writer.
First, there was college, where I needed a “useful” degree. I was never a great English student and thought that if I wasn’t obsessed with Jane Austen I couldn’t write books.
Post-college I tried to get a job in publishing – I figured if I couldn’t write, I should be an editor. I used social media to get a job at a PR agency because people assumed that if I understood the internet I should be in marketing.
So there I sat. For years. I tried hard – I really did – to understand why brands couldn’t be honest with their customers. I tried to not roll my eyes at meeting about meetings. I loved the companies I worked for and I loved the people I worked with, but what I really wanted to do was sit inside all day, not talk to a single soul, and tell stories.
Whether you’re a writer or an artist or a wannabe marketer, here’s a collection of posts on my journey. I’d love to hear about yours.
What have you always wanted to try? To learn? To experience? If you’ve ever felt inspired, but exhausted by the time it’s time to devote your energy to your own projects, this post is for you.
The class that reminded me that writing was everything I had ever wanted to do. Suddenly Suddenly I was writing words that didn’t sound like me, but were beautiful and mine regardless.
Everything changed when I realized that “being a writer” didn’t mean what I thought it meant. Read this post if you’ve ever wondered, “How do I do what I do best without following the rules of my industry?”
In this post I show you why it’s 100% okay to copy, ripoff and blatantly steal work as a way to feed and inspire your own creativity.
A peek inside my daily morning routine and the habits I’ve cultivated that set me up for a day of inspiration and creative work I love.
From start to finish, how to write my blog posts. Spoiler: It’s never perfect the first time. A good post for those of you who feel like everything you write is shit.
Have you ever just wanted to smash people in the face who correct your work, removing every ounce of voice you put in there? Trust me, been there.
Why I think internet courses and online learning is a load of crap. An ode to traditional learning, if you will.
Why writing on the internet matters. Why we need to be more thoughtful of how we write. And why content farms are the worst. Read this if you want a laugh.