When I was 8 years old, I started writing a novel about a young tomboy’s adventures and I decided that I wanted to be a novelist. A year later, I was given an instamatic camera and I fancied myself a photographer. Later I took up singing and I dreamed of being a musician. I always adored art classes and at age 14, I was commissioned to make a series of silk batik scarves for sale at a chique shoe store in Brussels – it was an artist’s life for me! I spent much of my teenage years working with school plays and by the time I played Juliet, I was convinced that my real future was in the Theatre.
Finally at age 18 I found myself at film school, almost by accident (that’s another story!). Now 30 years later, I’ve enjoyed a fulfilling career in the film and television documentary industry only to discover a passion for social media’s kaleidoscope of creative engagement apps and opps. Now that I’m putting it all together, it’s clear that when it comes down to it, I’ve really been exploring different aspects of one thing my whole life: storytelling.
I’ve wanted to get back to writing and get this blog out into the world for a while. Blog posts have been writing themselves in my head for a few months now, so it’s a relief to finally be here at the keyboard. The outcome is unknown, dear reader. But here we go…..
What place does storytelling have in your life? I look forward to exchanging all manner of tales with you around this virtual campfire…where will it take us, what will we learn in the process…? Let’s hope there’s some fun along the way.
Sheesh, what happens next…?