“Within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty.”
[Ralph Waldo Emerson]
I am a sensitive introvert who is inspired by the romantic, the timeless, and a healthy dose of nostalgic black and white photography. I live on offensively strong coffee and my mound of books. I am a professional photographer and a writer with a poet’s heart. I am in love with the epic beauty of nature and vastness of God’s love, and it is where I draw my creative inspirations.
Most days I feel misunderstood, an outlier in a crowd of millions. But that’s okay. It’s good I’ve lived my life that way because now I know nothing is better than helping someone feel seen and understood, and the purpose of my life is to do both. Whether you believe it or not, I believe that there is a loving God out there, and he’s created both of us with purpose. Here, I will journey alone and with you, my faithful reader, to find meaning, understanding, and beauty in this broad universe. My hope is to become a better person in the process and lend a hand to ease your journey in doing the same.
Currently, I am working on a family-saga novel I hope to publish one day, as well as my Master of Education in English. I have an English degree cum laude from the University of South Florida and teach AP Language and Composition and Creative Writing. My wild dream is to become a full-time artist and college professor of English. But most importantly, I want those endeavors to truly mean something more than myself. Who knows what tomorrow brings? I don’t. But what I do know, for sure, is that if you throw a pebble into a lake, it leaves a ripple effect.
“BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.”
“LET LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS NEVER LEAVE YOU; bind them around your neck, WRITE THEM ON THE TABLET OF YOUR HEART.”
“Do NOT be CONFORMED to the pattern of this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING of your mind.”
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