I’m a word nerd if you haven’t noticed.
As I’ve gone through this past year at UF and a whirlwind of a summer, it has only been confirmed for me that I want to somehow make storytelling my career.
Whether that’s through Journalism, Public Relations or some branch of Telecommunications, I don’t know at this point.
All I know is that I like to write and telling stories is my passion.
When I started this blog, I didn’t know what was going to come from it. I just knew that I needed an outlet to keep myself sane as I sat in a hospital for a month.
But as I poured more into it, I realized that for the first time in a while, I was actually enjoying what I was writing.
I was honored when Ryan and Courtney trusted me with their stories. And again, realized the importance of sharing our stories.
After we put their stories out there and I saw the responses, I realized that From 3West had already taken off in ways I never thought it would.
And then my dad hit me with a line that sealed the deal that I am going to stick with From 3West: “Some kid is going to read these stories and you’re going to help someone without even knowing it.”
I realized that this blog gave me the outlet to bring my love for words and storytelling to life.
I realized that through this blog, I’m doing what I love: writing lots of words and sharing cool stories.
So, I’m sticking with it.
My goal is not for people to see my journey and see what I’ve done, because I’ve done nothing.
My goal is for people to see what the Lord has done. I was overjoyed to step alongside Courtney and Ryan and share their stories. My goal is to do more of that.
It is the biggest honor to me when someone agrees to talk with me and then further, trusts me to write and put their story out there.
So, as I take these next steps to expand my blog, I hope I can step alongside more people and help share their stories.
I hope that in my words, people can find encouragement and see what the Lord has done and can do.
I can promise more stories about cool people that I know, some posts that are just about what’s on my mind and probably some sports articles because my sports storytelling dreams are still very much alive.
Really though, my ultimate dream has always been that my words would just help someone even if it’s in the smallest way.
I’m excited to finally have a solid place for my word nerdiness.
From 3West is hopefully only the beginning as I strive to become a professional storyteller.
One blog. Two crutches. Lots of stories.
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