Book Author Question Series
What do you want out of it?
I don’t know where I am with all the pieces that play into this answer yet. I have something to say. I’ve been told many times along the way I’m a woman who is driven, knows her mind, and is a catalyst. Maybe I am those things. Maybe I am not. Too much categorization and definition tends to stifle growth in my humble opinion.
I never made a living using my own voice with my own opinions. I made a living helping others find theirs through journalism and as a digital media producer, interviewer, writer. Finding and using your voice is surprisingly difficult for many, many people. I have never found it difficult. I just haven’t found it to be my focus when I was dwelling on helping others find their own.
What I know is this. I want to share what I’ve learned in the hope it can help others – anyone who could stand to borrow a different perspective from their own for even a few minutes – even if it’s for no other reason than to reinforce their own opposing view to mine. I champion thoughtful, conscientious decision-making – not decision-making that only matches my own.
I hope my writing offers support and insight to others. I’ve paid close attention to my life and what has gone on around me. People have gifts? Maybe that is one of mine. It’s not a perfect science, but I’ve been soul-focused since I was a kid.
I offer reassurance to others who could use it at a time in history it’s easy to feel isolated, alone, ashamed, and disheartened by our humanness. To what useful end is what I always wonder why I think about the squashing of any feeling or experience not scalable by giants who can make money on the creativity that is your own personal life.
What do I want out of my writing? A chance to offer my voice to the collective conversation and help impact change in a way the conversations can stay cerebral, but with an equal respect for kindness, compassion, and empathy. How ’bout it?