Writing for me is just like breathing — it’s what I do.
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, I actually wrote entire book series — it was just so easy for me. Granted they weren’t very lengthy, but it was how I enjoyed spending my time.
When I was in college, I finally found what I wanted to be when I grew up when I became a reporter for my school newspaper. I was just immediately addicted to the thrill of the story — chasing down interviews, putting it all together on a tight deadline, and then seeing my fellow classmates reading my words the next day. It was amazing!
From then on, I decided writing was truly what I was meant to do. Over the last 15 years, I’ve written for more publications than I can count on both my fingers and toes — starting with covering weekly town hall meetings for a small paper in Oradell, NJ, to today as a contributing editor for an international optometric publication.
Although I will always consider print publications my true home, like all writers I’ve ventured into the world of websites and blogs, and now can credit those to my name as well.
Like Gloria Steinem once said, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”