Shifting careers is a scary thing. I know, because I have done it a few times. I started out in advertising, then went on to journalism, then briefly to digital marketing and then to nursing and then back to journalism and now I am a content strategist, which I believe is the dream career for me. (Are you dizzy yet? Did I tell you that I also thought of being a massage therapist?)
Each time I made a shift I was terrified, because frankly I am a risk-averse person. However, what really helped me was having my No.1 fear addressed: the fear of ending up under a bridge eating out of trash cans. Read More
I was 10 when I realised that I loved stories. To read about them. To watch them. But most of all, to tell them. I made my first attempts at story creation on lined exercise books; I drew comics of a dream life I would have when I became an adult.
At first, I wrote stories to entertain myself. But when I was 18, I stumbled on the writings of Catherine Marshall and Phillip Yancey. I was captivated by the power of their words to encourage, educate and effect change in me.
And I remember saying to myself: "I want to write like them."
Over the years, it became clear that this was the calling of my heart: To write words that will encourage people and change the world. Read More