When I first started blogging, I hosted a very niche YouTube video series. Some of you may know me. Some of you may be hearing from me for the first time. For now, I have chosen to remain (mostly) anonymous. Despite encouraging people to own their stories, a part of me still holds back. Fear prevents me from sharing my entire truth.
So who am I?
I have held many roles in life. Today, the ones that define me most are adoptee and graduate student. I’m in my mid 20’s and trying to figure out life.
For all of my life I can remember writing for fun. It was the easiest way to express myself—perhaps because I could share my thoughts and run away before experiencing the reactions of my readers. Writing has always been for me. I let my YouTube series be for the community. I needed a place to finally share my writings instead of keeping them in an ever-growing folder on my desktop.
To my surprise, I completed a draft of my memoir… an overview of my life has a transracial adoptee. It’s been one year since I’ve opened it, and I don’t know if it will ever be published. I have tidbits of fictional short stories, work I hoped would eventually be turned into novels.
Alas, life gets in the way. I never understood that growing up. How could adults let so many dreams go by because they were tied up with work? I get it now. The words pile up on my laptop and before I can finish a story or take the next step to having my work read, my job and personal life get in the way. So, this is my attempt at taking the next step. I don’t know if I’ll share the site with anyone I know, but at least the words are out there.
While writing and posting is therapeutic to me, I hope that whoever happens upon this site may find it insightful too.