The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.Mark Twain
I am incredibly blessed to be one of the few people who has known her greatest passions from a young age: music and writing.
I first began playing piano at the age of five, and, while I was by no means a prodigy, I instantly fell in love. Throughout the years, I added several more instruments to my repertoire – flute, trumpet, and most recently organ. Today, I enjoy serving as a part-time organist and assistant worship leader at the church I attend, while also playing piano, flute, and organ at various community events throughout the year. In my free time, I additionally teach piano lessons and write piano arrangements of various traditional and contemporary songs.
I have loved to write since I could first scribble. I vividly remember writing ‘stories’ in the notebook my parents gave me around age three. Once in Kindergarten, I wrote (and illustrated) short tales about my days with friends at school. A couple of years later, in second grade, I wrote my first twenty page story for a two page assignment.
Obviously, my writings today look a little bit different than those first endeavors. On most days, my creative juices are primarily harnessed to create daily blog posts or clinical case reports. However, I still hold to my lifelong dream of becoming a published author, and continue to lay the framework to make this dream a reality! (Don’t worry, I no longer aspire to illustrating my own works.)