Hey everybody! As I looked over the poll results for what you guys want to see here on my blog (thanks to those who liked and/or voted), I saw that you’d like to see more information about me and more short stories! I thought I’d start out by sharing a little about my education.
From first to eighth grade, I attended a public elementary school. My love for writing and reading started in the first grade. I distinctly remember tracing a letter in the carpeting in my classroom, my teacher commenting on it and how she was proud that I was practicing my letters.
I think overall, I enjoyed elementary school. I was in a school play, I had a few pretty good friends, and liked my teachers. And of course, I loved to read. I remember how much I loved whenever there were book fairs!
Along with attending a public elementary school, I also went to a public middle school. Once again, I was quiet but had a good small group of close friends. My love for reading continued and my favorite subject was English. I was also part of some clubs including yearbook club.
For the first time ever, I attended a private school. While I’m very happy for this experience, I did learn something – no matter where you go, people are pretty much the same. There were some people who were great friends and whom I really liked, and there were some people who were unkind and from whom I kept my distance.
I think high school was when my love for writing really started to turn into something. I took a creative writing class and really saw how interested I was in the subject. I also came up with a cereal idea that was inserted in the school newsletter – it never really became anything, but I was still proud of the idea.
In high school, I also got to go to New York City, which was pretty amazing. I also tried out for a play (I didn’t get the part, but enjoyed trying out) and got to experience some things that I’d never done before. I also sent a poem in somewhere and it was accepted into an anthology.
College was definitely one of my favorite educational experiences. While the last couple of years were difficult for me due to anxiety, I experienced a lot of amazing things.
I knew since I was in high school that I wanted to major in either English or Writing and since my college didn’t offer a major in Writing, I minored in the subject and majored in English. I thoroughly enjoyed my creative writing course and several of the other classes I took for both the major and minor. Additionally, I had a lot of great teachers and met some nice people along the way. My advisor was super supportive and I really think that the support I gained through my college education led me to be the dedicated writer I am today.
In my senior year of college, I had to take a course where we had to put together a writing portfolio. I really enjoyed this project and put a lot of effort into it. My professor was super kind and helped me improve my writing. In fact, one of the stories actually made it into my short story collection, after I did some editing and revising.
Well guys, this is my education in a nutshell! Sorry if it wasn’t too detailed; I take my privacy very seriously. I hope to continue sharing some information about myself as the days progress! Thanks for reading!