The short version: I’m a recent college grad and Fulbright alum seeking to make her way in life as a writer and editor.
The long version: Well, that’s what this blog is for, isn’t it?
Oh, all right, then. I’m fairly new to the blogging scene; my first experiment in the medium came in 2011 with a challenge to myself that I blog every day about my experiences as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan. Looking back on it — from an admittedly still-too-close perspective — some of those posts were good, some were horrible, but I came out of it with exactly what I’d wanted: a solid record of my year, an insatiable desire to write more, and a habit of doing just that.
And that’s where this blog comes in. Over my test pilot year, I noticed that the posts most people liked weren’t about my cool and exciting adventures in Taiwan. What people liked were the posts I wrote when there was “nothing going on,” the posts that dealt with random life issues; the posts, in short, where I had to get creative to find something to write. Which is really quite fortunate, since if my adventure posts had been more popular, I would have been stuck once I got back home. So that’s what this blog is: more posts like that, posts that begin by looking at everyday phenomena and saying, “huh?” — and then try to become somewhat more eloquent on the subject before the final lines.
It is, so to speak, an attic room for me: a place where I can go to strip off the outer layers of my life and reveal the simplicity within — a simplicity which, hopefully, others will enjoy.
Also, I like this verse. You will, hopefully, see all sorts of little snippets popping up around here:
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
-Luke 2:19, NIV