Saturday, August 18, 2012

Introductions

My name is Miah, I am a twenty years old and a college student.
For the longest time I denied being a writer, it was a secret that I kept until I read a book, The Pocket Muse by Monica Woods. She basically said that it doesn't matter what you write, you are a writer, and you should shout it at the top of your lungs because when you do you will feel liberated. I did, one day while driving to work  I finally couldn't contain it anymore and I shouted it at the top of my lungs, practically making myself go deaf because of the small space. However, I did feel liberated and free, I wanted to write everything that I felt, I wanted people to feel as though I understood EXACTLY what they were going through, even if they couldn't express it, but I was always afraid to show my stories and poems to anyone because of the fear of being judged and criticized.
Then one day I was visiting an old college buddy of mine, she is a brilliant writer, and at one point in our discussion about writing she shouted, "WAIT A MINUTE...you're a writer? Why didn't I ever know that? Why didn't you tell me? I really want to read some of your stuff now!" Well after a few moments, actually hours, I did, and she encouraged me to set aside my fears and start a blog. So here I am sweaty palms sticking to the computer keys telling my story and stories all because of her, so thank you Mandy you are brilliant and wonderful, and thank you Erik my boyfriend for also encouraging me to hang up the phone and make my first post! So, I'm breaking the stillness...

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