"Becoming a writer is not a 'career decision' like becoming a doctor or a policeman.
You don't choose it so much as get chosen,
and once you accept the fact that you're not fit for anything else,
you have to be prepared to walk a long, hard road for the rest of your days."
- Paul Auster
I write because I feel compelled to make my words tap dance upon the page and harmonize with one another.
I write because I once used a whole box of tissues in one sitting and I want to feel better soon.
I write because I get my heart broken quite often as a result of living in a world full of too many people who don't care enough.
I write because I enjoy observing people--welcome to your biography.
I write because I have jumped rope, hackey-sacked, jumped those sweat-inducing jumping jacks in gym class. I write because I am scared of spiders and Alzheimer’s. I write because I survived high school and pimples. I write because I panicked when my six-year-old fingers got stuck in a Chinese finger trap during a roller skating party. I write because a handicapped man in a wheelchair once held the door open for me as I entered a grocery store. I write because every year on Mother’s Day, I watch my dad kneel at the grave of his deceased mother.
I write because I am a chosen one, handpicked by God himself.
I write because I live; you live; we live; they live, and this is my proof.
Fiction, poetry, and all that good stuff . . .