You know that person you were when you were little, before the pressures and stresses of having to earn a living or support a family.
Back when you engaged in activities simply because they were fun and you were driven to do them? For me, that person loved writing.
When I was younger, I carried around a corduroy-covered journal (which now sits behind my desk as a reminder to be true to my Self!), and I filled the pages with stories, poems, and short plays. Writing has always been my way of figuring out the world, of capturing momentary beauty and stunning silence.
As a journalist, I’ve written about home, architecture, real estate, food, faith, and family, and I am the author of eight books. I’ve lived in New York, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, and in 2007, I pivoted from full-time journalist to marketing entrepreneur when I created Your People LLC.
My first book, Driving Off the Horizon, was a collection of poetry that was published by a small Maryland press (IM Press) in 1996. It was actually my master’s degree manuscript, a collection of poems written in my 20s as I lived in different cities and traveled the world. My eyes were opening, and the world tasted new. And so I translated those experiences into words strung together into poems that captured moments.