I heard a story once, and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since.
Here’s the proof:
Yes, that really is me in an inflatable Blue’s Clues Thinking Chair, and yes, I really did have reddish-blond hair as a small child. No, I don’t know what happened to it. That’s besides the point.
As soon as I learned to read, I devoured books. As soon as I could write my own name, I had my own library card and forced my parents to take me on countless trips to the library, always returning home with a stack of books.
When I grew older, I learned that I could also create stories of my own. Sometimes I would just tell them to my friends and family, but more often, I would write them down. I imagined characters my age with superpowers, going on adventures and saving the world. Characters who experienced struggles and hardship and came out of them alive.
I see stories everywhere now – not just in books, but also in video games, TV shows, movies, music, and even in my everyday life. Stories are all around us – sometimes, we just need to look beyond the surface to find them.
This blog is, at its core, about stories. Sure, I talk about everything from what’s going on in my life to how my favorite video games break my heart, but in the end, it all comes back to the story. I consume them, analyze them, and even create a few of my own.
So welcome to Maggie’s Musings! I hope that no matter where your interests lie, you’ll find something here that catches your eye. I hope that you will leave here with new sense of wonder at all of the stories that are around us and within us.
About The Author
Aright, alright, so maybe you came here wanting to learn more about me and not the blog. I don’t have much to say for myself – I prefer to let my posts do the talking for me – but here are a few fun (?) facts:
I love gaming, writing, reading, listening to music, and randomly picking up other creative hobbies from time to time, like baking and painting custom figurines.
I’m a Class of 2020 graduate of
Zoom University I mean, Messiah University with a bachelor’s degree in English. Apparently, I missed writing weirdly specific literary analysis papers so much that I decided to put them on the internet instead. As for what my next adventure is… well, I’m still figuring that out. Whatever it is, I’m excited for what the future holds!
My favorite color is teal (a fact you probably could’ve guessed judging by the color scheme of this blog), my favorite snack is Goldfish crackers, and I’ll almost always pick tea over coffee.
For those interested in this sort of thing: I’m an INTJ and an Enneagram 1. I think. Don’t quote me on that.
Thanks for joining me on my creative journey!
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
Colossians 3:23 (ESV)