When I think back to the first column I wrote for Warrior Words, I remember my excitement over having my worked published for the public to read and relate to. In barely a year, my perspective on my role as a columnist writer has shifted dramatically.
If you asked me a year ago what my life would look like today, I never would have imagined that the country, and the world, would be overwhelmed with facing a pandemic virus, murder hornets, and so much civil unrest. For a journalist, today’s world provides ample opportunities to produce a story which exposes truths, or communicates struggles and triumphs. I’ve come to realize that as a young writer, and as an aspiring journalist, what’s more important than taking advantage of all this writing material at my disposal is taking advantage of my position as a public communicator.