I've been an insatiable reader since I was young, and always enjoyed writing and everything about words and language. Throughout my life competent writing has served me well, whether it was business and technical writing in my career, letters to loved ones, or journal entries that help me work through things. The first thirty years of my life were charmed, but the last ten years it's been one devastating blow after another. Of course, it has been during these recent struggles that I've grown the most. I'm here to publish my various writings all in one place, participate in NaNoWriMo 2017, and find out where writing can take me next.