"I've come to realize that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service,working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you." ~ Oprah Winfrey


Education

    I received my bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Florida with a minor in Political Science while studying in the Pre-law program. I'm currently in graduate school pursuing my masters degree in English, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition.

Experience

    I have extensive writing and blogging experience, am social media savvy, and am passionate about the world of digital content and digital marketing. I was a communications/journalism major before changing my degree to English, but was still invested as a journalist. I served as a reporter for my school and have been a freelance writer for several years writing for various websites and magazines on a variety of topics. I was a photographer while I was an undergraduate and a deputy clerk at my city's courthouse. I've worked in all fields from handling checks and reviewing loans and banks, to being a sales/beauty consultant for Mary Kay, to being a legal assistant at a law firm. I then became CEO of my home when I became a wife and mother. That's when I realized my passion as an entrepreneur and embracing my writing career. It influenced me to turn my writing into a brand and business while caring for my family. I've recently returned to work, but continue to work on mastering my craft and learn as much as I can as a digital content creator, social media influencer, and marketer.

Interests

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    You can definitely find up and coming sites looking for writers. I know as someone with a chronic illness I have started at some smaller sites for that and gradually built up to other topics once I had established my authority as a writer.  Sites like upwork are great for getting started and making some decent money! 

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