michaelI like to write.

If there’s one thing I can say about myself is that I like to write.

In the grand scheme of things, I’ve always been someone that has created, designed or invented. Elementary school teachers always praised me for my ability to come up with “unique” ideas. Or talented. Or creative. Innovative.

Fast-forward to my first days of university, I had no idea where I wanted to take myself. I wound up a graduate of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I took a less realistic but more adventurous route by earning a Recording Arts certificate from Nova Scotia Community College.

Both very different from each other but enjoyable.

Now what?

This blog has existed in one form or another for almost ten years, but it was only until recently that I decided to build a more centralized focus on its purpose.

Only it’s anything but.

My primary focus is music. I consume so much music, most of it new, and I form a different opinion on everything I hear. So I write a lot of album reviews. Writing reviews has allowed me to think constructively about why I like what I like and to be able to think beyond my own perspective.

Other than that, I also make attempts at delivering reasonable opinions and perspectives on other areas of interest, including movies, politics, local or world events, and my own personal experiences.

How can I limit myself to writing about one narrow topic when there’s just so much happening to think about?

In recent years, I’ve won First Runner-Up for Best Barista as voted by readers of The Coast, based on my continued position in the service industry working at Second Cup in downtown Halifax – a job I do enjoy. I also returned to university where I am taking Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University, which has been the basis of my recent fascination with the world of social media and its influence on…everything!

Somehow, everything I’ve done and continue to do ties together. I’ve realized that things I’ve accomplished and experienced have helped me in very recent projects – whether school or otherwise. I’m also realizing just how powerful words are and that maybe they’ll be the focal point of my future. I still have no idea where I want to take myself but I’m learning more and more that the enjoyment comes with the ride.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Bookmark it and hopefully you’ll find something interesting to read. Send along questions or comments and I’ll gladly respond to them.

Cheers!

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