When everyone else talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up, I’d hear one-vocation answers. “I want to be a police officer,” or “I want to be a doctor.” Choosing a career was a bit more slippery for me to grasp.
I’ve always wanted to do two things – teach and write. However, curiosity is a magnet that pulls me into other fields. For over twelve years I worked in the HR industry. I spent seven years working as a case manager for adults with psychiatric issues. Throughout that time I’ve taught in many different arenas and to a wide range of students.
Here’s what I gleaned from all three: humans are delicate, multifaceted individuals, and I want to know more about what moves and shakes them.
I believe in the power of words and how a message can inform – and even transform – its intended audience. I’ve been studying the craft of writing since before I could distinguish between the letters. At a young age, I’d draw pictures and ask my mother to transcribe my story
for me. As I aged, my writing matured. First, I took the reigns of writing myself, with scratchy letters that turned into words, and finally sentences, and paragraphs, and pages. Then, in college, I studied classical and contemporary literature and immersed myself in fiction and poetry writing workshops. I began editing while working on my graduate degree in creative nonfiction, only to co-found my own thriving literary journal.
Now, in my role as a content marketer specializing in storytelling for both big and small brands, my curiosity is unleashed. I know what it takes to attract people to your website, keep their interest, and eventually turn them into happy customers.