Since I've been in the process of doing a lot of revamping and renewing of things, I thought that would be a great way to get this website and blog up and rolling again like I used to.
As a side note, If you look around, you can see that it's a little different around here. I've added new titles and made it look more like me and something that I feel comfortable with. I hope you do too.
So, how did I get into writing?
I actually got into writing by discovering poetry when I was in high school. MTV had a wonderful show called Unplugged that went from two episodes to open-mike poetry to great acoustic performances, some of which became infamous. After hearing open-mike poetry for the first time, I got really fascinated by the concept and wanted to know how I could get into it. Well, as it turns out, several years later, I had heard about an open-mike event near my high school. A girl in a grade younger than me that I was tutoring had told me about it and invited me to go hear her. When I did, I literally fell in love with not only the open-mike concept but poetry in general.
Now granted, I had written a few simple things before. But after being in the energy of the open-mike I truly got inspired and actually started to read my own work. As a side note, I ironically became more popular than my friends but I also made some new friends that I often wonder what happened to them today.
In any event, I would start utlizing poetry wherever I could. Once I got into college I took a few creative writing courses and did some of my poetry on and off. After I graduated and lived in South Korea for a few years, I found the open-mike again, but noticed that a lot of people were not so much into the poetry thing anymore. But, I still kept writing and even kept a lot of diaries of my Korean experiences.
Since those times, I've done quite a lot of freelance writing and will write wherever or whenever I can, paid or not. However, with some big life changes over the years, sometimes I either get this creative block or just don't feel like writing that much unless I really have to. That's definitely a block I want to break because I think this is a great time as any to get my writing out there and I hope I can in 2018!