Dec 18, 2008 Main blog 4 comments

Hello everyone!

Whether you are a friend, a family member, or a stranger passing by, welcome to my blog. I decided to start one for many reasons, but the biggest of all is probably the most obvious: to fuel my love for writing. I’ve been doing it ever since I was old enough to hold a pen. Whether it was illustrating my own short stories, selling my first novel to my fourth-grade classmates for a nickel a copy, or publishing a weekly newspaper for my family, I was never happier than when sitting with a stack of paper, letting my imagination run rampant.

Convinced that my hobby was, well, just a hobby, I switched gears in college and majored in science. Even as I sketched amino acids and memorized body systems with an eye on med school, I had the feeling that I’d turned my back on something I really wanted. After graduation in May ’07, I got a job in a research lab, eager to put off further studies for as long as possible. These one-and-a-half years of being away from the books have opened my eyes and convinced me that I won’t ever be truly happy without writing. I want to be able to wake up every day and be excited about what I do.

Now that the hard part is over, I’ve been reintroducing writing into my life. I wanted to dedicate a blog to my journey, so that’s what this is for – my ideas, progress, and maybe even some free-writing. Even if my dream never comes true, at least I’ll be doing and sharing what I love with all of you.

Thanks for reading! I’ll be updating soon. 🙂

Julie C. Dao