WHAT DO I DO?
WRITE COOL SHIT.
I’ve always been a storyteller with a grand appreciation for other people’s tales. My love for words started when I was very young. A voracious reader, I couldn’t get my hands on books fast enough and was constantly writing little books in crayons. I also had a knack for embellishment, which is probably why my parents never believed anything I told them. (Sorry, Mom and Dad.)
Somehow, I decided I wanted to be a weatherwoman. Upon realizing I was much better with words than math and science, I switched gears to broadcast journalism. I could do all the storytelling I wanted and be on camera at the same time! But I stopped enjoying it when I realized the news focuses more on people suffering than anything else. It was too much for my lil’ empathetic heart. So I returned to my first true love: writing.
I pulled a Sex and the City, moved to New York City, and became an editor. And then I realized that winter was very real and so was the New York burnout. I left to come home to Atlanta but kept writing and editing. I started working on a book, which has now morphed into a trilogy. But I was exhausted from being a content factory so I quit my job and took some time off. Being able to breathe is important. Don’t forget that.
After months of applying for jobs that didn’t feel right, I landed a gig as a copywriter at Moxie. I’ve never seen Mad Men, but apparently, yes, agency life is just like that only with less smoking. I had no idea I would end up in marketing and advertising, but it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I get to write every single day for really cool brands and produce things that millions of people see. Can’t really beat that.