I am a true Florida native and have lived in the Tampa Bay area all my life. In fact, I was even born during a hurricane as it was hitting the hospital I was born at. I am currently 25 years old and a mother to a rambunctious son that is almost five. I attended the Criminal Justice Academy at Pinellas Park High and went to college at SPC and FMU (now Everest University). I went to Everest to get my license to practice massage, which I enjoyed but found that when the economy went bad, this industry was hit hard. I then decided to move to something I truly enjoyed: writing.
I have been working as a freelance writer for about two years now. I took some classes on this when I was in college, as well as marketing. Most of the work I do is with businesses for website content or other marketing purposes. However, I also enjoy creative writing. I am a huge comic book fan and am currently working with my boyfriend on creating a comic book (he happens to be an artist, so it works out great).
Something many people do not know about me is that I have an excellent memory. In high school I was on a bible quiz team and actually memorized 10 books of the bible and had to recite each chapter with 4 or less mistakes. Weird thing is I lose my keys all the time! I also happen to be a huge fan of The Sims. I have played every one and can even tell you how to do almost anything in the game with cheat codes rather than installing mods that can mess up your game.
The topics I am looking to cover are family, school, entertainment and environmental issues facing the community. I like the idea of covering these as they are very close to my heart. My family is very important and I think it is always good for parents to have posts they can read to give them new ideas or at least let them know that they are not alone. I am one of those people that absolutely loved school and I believe that it is important to focus on school in order to prepare the next generation for the workforce.
Entertainment is one of my favorite topics. I am a nerd for my favorite shows and movies. The most awaited movie for me right now is Green Lantern, as it is my favorite comic and I have been waiting for about 2 years for this movie to come out. I have at least one show every night of the week that I watch and love live entertainment just as much. Lastly, environmental issues have been something I have been involved in since I was seven years old and did my first coastal cleanup at Madeira Beach. My mother always told me that we need to take care of the world we have and conserve as much of our natural resources as possible. This has been something that has stuck with me all my life. One of my favorite subjects in high school was AP Environmental Science.
While these are the subjects I am interested in covering, I can cover many other as well. I love research and I have enjoyed doing work with Patch as it gives me the opportunity to get out in the community and get more involved. I enjoy talking with people in general and can get the information I am looking for in a friendly way.