My name is Michaela, and I’m a writer. (Sounds like I should be standing up at a meeting or something, doesn’t it?)
I tried for years to be what I thought I was supposed to be…driven, career-oriented, workaholic (okay, that last one is all me), and ready to climb a corporate ladder – any ladder.
First I did the job that was easiest to get and keep. Then I did the job that I thought I loved.
One day, on a hope, a prayer, and faith in someone other than myself, I quit the job I’d grown to hate and set out to work for myself. But I got it all wrong.
I was still doing what I thought I was supposed to do. I went down the path I knew because calling myself a digital marketer made the worry lines in my mother’s face slightly less noticeable. The title also made me feel more legitimate, as if that was somehow more real than what I wanted to do.
Eventually I figured it out. I’m a writer. Whether I’m writing 140 characters or 2000 words, my love and my talent end and begin with the written (okay, typed) word. I no longer wanted to be a digital marketer. I didn’t want to give people advice on how to write blog posts or use social media effectively – there are a million different people giving that advice and little of it differs from one person to the next.
I simply wanted to write. Politics, parenting, life – all of it, any of it. No bounds, no worries that I’m not somehow proving that I’m a writer worth hiring unless I’m telling you how to do what I do. The business side of writing is one thing, the words partnered with phrases to form thoughts is something else entirely.
You’ve stumbled across my site and stuck with me long enough to read this page. Thank you! As time goes on, I have no idea what you’ll find in the pages of this space, but I do know one thing.
When we share our personal stories and our thoughts, we learn more from one another than when some “expert” throws out advice and top 10 lists. It is by the stories we share that we can revel in our commonalities and discover our differences.
That’s what I write. Hopefully, that’s what you’re here for.