est. 9 October, 2019
A year ago I started this website on the same day my nephew was born. Since then a few things have happened.
A global pandemic hit.
My nephew survived the first year of his life.
I left a job. Earned two healthcare/public health certifications while continuing to gain many new skills. I made decisions regarding the future direction for my career in healthcare.
I grew as a person and became brave enough to share my artistic expression all thanks to an incredible community of writers and artists online. This website began with book reviews to focus on talking about a community I admired, but I honestly was not brave enough to see myself as a part of.
I became a twice published short story author and a published poet. (not including self publishing here)
I started writing and then editing for Coffee House Writers.
I began posting my photography portfolio online.
From 9 October 2019 through 31 December 2019 I had a total of:
- Views 774
- Visitors 292
- Likes 18
- Comments 1
I never could have dreamed that this could possibly mean that in 1 year I would have (these totals taken from adding up totals from 9 October 2019 – 9 October 2020):
- Views 6,760
- Visitors 3,144
- Likes 301
- Comments 50
None of this would have been possible without the 3,144 visitors that came to this website. The 50 comments people left. The 301 likes.
Most of all I want to thank every single author that I reviewed and every single person I plan to review in the future. I want to thank the people that have been patient with my social awkwardness as I try to navigate a creative community. Thank you for helping me create social connections when this is something I have struggled with my whole life. Thank you for understanding that everything I do is with good intent.
There are some people that have been extraordinary to me that I want to recognize and thank in no particular order:
Fred Nolan (aka “Frank”)
Alyssa Marie Bethancourt
Brian P White
Fin C Gray
If I left anyone out of this list that feels they should be on it, please do not hesitate to reach out and let me know. My intent is to offer gratitude and not to exclude anyone. Thank you again. You have all taught me so much.
And thank you to the readers that have joined me over the past year and watched as this website transformed. Without you, these words would be lost into the void of the internet. You make these words mean something beyond their creation.