How A Passion for Writing Developed

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Why I’m Launching This Blog with Writing Tips…

I was recently looking through photos in a family album as nostalgia hit, but in the process, I stumbled upon on a particular photo of my writing “journey.” Mom used to compile photo albums, and a few years ago, she gave me one as a birthday present. The album consists of me making silly faces as a child, photos of favorite foods, our family dog, and of many travels together.

But, one particular photo serves as a powerful reminder: it reflects how my passion for writing began. The photo I’m referencing is of five-year-old me in pjs sitting behind a typewriter. While I wasn’t quite writing essays at that point, my parents could see that writing would play a big role in my life, in some way.

excited about writing on the typewriter

As a child, I kept journals with fun cartoon covers, which later translated to journal covers of horses and finally of travel destinations. Nowadays, a pen and paper or my laptop will do, though sometimes I miss those colorful journals! When particularly inspired as a child, I would write longer passages, while on other days I jotted down shorter notes and impressions. Entries would consist of stories from school, of new words learned in different languages, of lessons my parents or my Dutch and Polish grandparents taught me, or of times with friends and family that stood out. Above all, this was a way of journaling what was happening in my life, and specifically of recounting memories and moments important to me.

During elementary school, I enjoyed calligraphy (I took great pride in my penmanship!) and classes focused on foreign languages. Fast forward to a few years later, where I attended Emerson College and studied broadcast journalism and political communications. And for the last six years, I’ve made a career focused on writing – whether it’s long-form articles, blog posts, social media copy, email marketing text, press releases, and more.

This is where this blog comes into play and it all ties in together. Writing is at the core of everything I do. It’s been there since I was five years old on that typewriter. It was around when I studied broadcast journalism and organizational and political communications at Emerson college, and it remains here in my work, my community travel website, and in freelance projects.

Now, let’s turn it over to you:

Why do you love writing? Are you looking to expand your social media writing and strategy? Let me know in the comments what you’d like to hear about, and how I can help!

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