These days, everybody has something to say, and I guess you can say I’m no exception. I don’t expect a lot from this blog, but as the slogan says, sometimes you don’t know how you feel about something until you write about it. I have found this to be true whether I’m writing a blog, a short story, an academic essay, or a simple greeting card. So in a way, I think this blog is about discovery — both of my feelings and of others’, if you choose to participate.
Bare bones background: I was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. I went to UNC: Chapel Hill where I got an undergraduate degree in Journalism, with a minor in Information Systems. I went on to get a Master’s in English Literature from (ahem) Clemson University in South Carolina. For who knows how long, I have landed in the Washington, DC, area and am working as an editor.
The header image for this blog gives a little idea about what I’m interested in and the kind of topics you might find here in the future.
A note on the blog’s title, “the reflective well”: This title works on a couple of levels for me. First of all, coming from UNC: Chapel Hill, the Old Well is an incredibly meaningful landmark and image. But a well in general has multiple meanings. It can be the name for the hole drilled or bored into the earth to access water or other life-enhancing elements. But it can also be an intangible container of human feelings or thoughts (He was a well of knowledge, for example). The word reflective can also work on more than one level. A physical well of water would obviously have a reflection, but reflective can also mean thoughtful. And, as I stated before, I hope this blog helps me understand my own views as well as others’, and that is why I have given the blog its title.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you join the conversation!