My name is Kaitlyn and I am a 20-year-old student from St. Louis, Missouri. I have lived in St. Louis all my life, what probably contributes to my need to escape through writing (not that there is anything wrong with St. Louis, it just gets old). I am currently in school studying neuropsychology. However, I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and I’ve decided to spend this summer exploring what being a writer actually means. I am committed to writing every day and am learning how to focus my view of the world through the lens of a storyteller. I have discovered that the act of writing allows me to see and appreciate the world me much more fully than I can when I am not writing. I need to write to stay sane. Whether or not I write anything worthwhile or am able to make any money off writing is a secondary matter.
I have been through a lot in my 20 years and I want to use my experiences to communicate the lessons I have learned about life and human nature.
As Maya Angelou said, “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
I have many stories to tell. That I need to tell.
I knew I wanted to be a writer very early on in my life. I’ve always read more than anyone I know. But as a kid, you aren’t forced to worry about the reasonableness of your dreams. No one tells a six-year-old who says they want to grow up to be the President of the United States of America that they do not have a chance in hell. As I have grown older, my passion for reading and writing has not diminished, but my belief in myself has. I have been battling against the fierce practicality deeply ingrained by my wonderfully supportive but anxious father, and my natural tendency towards the fantastic and the unknown.
This blog is my attempt to share my writing journey with fellow aspiring writers and to help and be helped along the way.