Ever since I was a child, I loved words. I devoured books easily, causing my parents to take me on countless trips to the library. Every week, I’d come home with a new reading stack and finish it far before the books needed to be returned.
As I grew older, I learned that I could also write words. I created worlds in my imagination, with kids who had superpowers and went on (highly contrived) adventures. Characters who went through moments of despair and came out of them alive. Characters that I loved.
I started to see stories everywhere – they were in books, of course, but also in video games, TV shows, movies, music, and even my daily life. It could be something as simple as a question posed by a friend that made me think – there was the story! There was something I wanted to say!
We all tell stories in some way, even if we don’t think about it. I decided I wanted to write them – I take them and turn them into blog posts, or I follow my imagination and create a world of my own. Storytelling isn’t just making up a wild tale, but about expressing something deeper that can’t be explained outright.
So while I might say I’m a writer, blogger, reader, gamer, and geek, in the end I’m just a lover of stories. I create them and I follow them, and I want to take my readers along for the ride.
Welcome to Maggie’s Musings! I blog about many things here, from video games to writing tips to my favorite music. The best way to get to know me is probably through reading my blog posts, but here are a few facts:
I love gaming, writing, reading, listening to music, and some other miscellaneous hobbies (like baking). I’m currently a junior at Messiah College, where I’m working towards an English degree with a minor in marketing. I’m not quite sure what I’ll be doing after college yet, but I’m excited for what the future holds.
My Myers-Briggs type is INTJ, I’m (supposedly) a 1 on the enneagram, and my love language is words of affirmation. My favorite color is blue (#2EBBFF), my favorite snack is Goldfish crackers (just plain cheddar ones), and I’ll always pick tea over coffee.
If you’d like to know anything else about me, feel free to ask!
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)