When I was eight I never dreamed I’d end up telling stories for a living – at least, not like this.
All I knew then was that I wanted to make money out of writing. I didn’t really know how anyone did that but I figured it meant writing lots and reading lots. (I also wanted to draw for money too, but well, there’s drawing things that people will buy and then…)
It wasn’t exactly a straight path from deciding to write at age 8 to advertising at age 26 to freelancing at 33. My dream of one day getting paid for the words I stitched together took quite a few loops and twists via journalism, radio production, and endless shifts in retail. I’ve been a columnist, a blogger, an editor, a ghostwriter and a reviewer; a pioneer, a leader and a dreamer. Now I’m a copywriter, a conceptor, a UX writer, a content creator, a marketer, a freelance writer, a creative.
But the main thing you need to know is, however many hats I wear, wherever my future takes me, whatever the cool name is; I’ll always be a teller of stories.