I only have a few blog posts right now, and they are mostly related to social issues, or writing. I haven’t gone too personal with anything, mainly because when I first entered the world of blogging, it felt strange to share since I didn’t know the readers personally. However, the more I read, and post on WordPress, the more it feels like a community of kindred spirits. So for those of you who are interested, here is a little about me, and what is new in my life.
Where I Came From
I am from an extremely small town. Jasper, Tennessee; a handful of red lights, and not a speed limit over 55. It’s completely beautiful there, tucked away deep in the Tennessee Mountains. Although the sights may be rich, it’s a fairly impoverished area. Most people there work hard, for not very much, and there is a large drug problem in the area that drags the community down with it. The entire county has roughly 4 schools, so my class of 116 seemed huge to everyone around.
Some years later, I graduated from Marion County High School, and moved about an hour away to attended Lee University. I couldn’t get out of the town quick enough at the time. College was amazing, though. I had to work almost full time to pay for books, and daily expenses, but I wouldn’t trade the experience that I had for anything.
Where I am Now
I am a newlywed, and enjoying every moment of life with my best friend ( I would tell you our story, but that’s long enough for an entirely different post). We currently reside in Greer, South Carolina, and he is a firefighter/ EMT. Even though Greenville doesn’t seem very big to its residents, it may as well be New York City to me.
My faith is at the core of who I am. The joy I feel, the comfort I receive in sorrow, and the many blessings I have been given, all come from the Lord. It is my hope and prayer that in all that I do, you will see Him.
Writing is not my full time job, I work in an office in Mauldin, SC. Although, writing is one of my largest passions. We had a bubble screen computer in the office of our basement that I would hole myself away in to write short stories and such. I kept writing throughout school, but always kept it to myself. I had been playing around with the idea of a blog for several years now, until recently, when I just took a leap of faith and did the thing. I suppose I was so afraid of a negative reception, that I kept everything I penned under lock and key. I am currently doing some freelancing for the local newspaper, and working on my first novel.
That’s just a couple of snapshots of my life. If you would like to connect and discuss blogging, faith, writing, or whatever else, feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading!