I have enjoyed writing my entire life. Ever since I first learned the alphabet, I’ve been writing and making up my own stories. English quickly became my favorite subject in school, and in third grade, I wrote and published my own picture book called Benny The Runt Banana. In seventh grade, I decided to try to write poetry, and although it was difficult, I immediately loved it. After being paralyzed by a neuroimmune disorder called Transverse Myelitis just before eighth grade, I was afraid that my years of writing were over. But I regained my left hand almost completely and taught myself to write with it, even though my right was originally my dominant hand. In July of 2013 I finished writing and publishing a book called 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury with my friend Sarah Todd Hammer, which is about our journeys with TM. This was followed by a sequel entitled Determination in August 2016.
Over the years, I have written many different stories and poems, and in 2013 I decided to create a blog to keep and showcase my best work. For the most part, it began as various little poems and a couple short stories, but eventually, I started writing more blog-type posts as well.
When I was younger (even when I first started this blog), I knew that I was two things: writer and runner. I’m still a writer, of course, but I can no longer run. However, I do have other hobbies as well, such as singing and swimming. I am obsessed with musical theatre, my favorite shows being Les Miserables, Hamilton, and In The Heights! At any given moment, I’m probably absentmindedly singing my favorite songs from those shows (and others… Like Dear Evan Hansen, Phantom of the Opera, Once, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, etc etc).
Anyway, enjoy my stuff!
(This blog originated on Weebly, but I recently moved everything here!)