Hi! My name’s Jamie and I like to think of myself as an everyday superhero. Driving forklifts by day and writing stories by night. Yep you read that right. I drive a forklift for a living, try not to be jealous, it’s pretty glamorous. (Insert sarcastic eye roll here.) If you’re not a fan of sarcasm I might not be your kind of people. Did I also mention I’m an epicly awesome wife too? No, really it’s true. I checked with my husband.
Recently, within the last year in fact, I realized what I want to be when I grow up. It’s never too late right? No it wasn’t the most amazing forklift operator on the west coast. (Shocker) I want to be a writer! Really I’m not sure why it took me so long to realize it. I have been writing since I was just a kid, in fact I found some of my old stories I wrote. Boy was that embarrassing!
I’ve always said I’m an English kinda girl. The subject not the country that is. I love the words! But please keep the math away from me. Me and numbers just don’t get along. Once I graduated from high school, life got busy, as life always does. Get married and move across the country kind of busy. I spent the next four years being a Domestic Goddess and other than that I’ll admit I wasted a lot of time I could have been writing, working out more, or reading hundreds of books. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20.
Eventually we moved back to our home town and wondered what was next. Well what was next ended up being getting out of our home town so we moved a modest distance away. My husband started going to school full time and I got myself that fancy forklift job. All the while I wondered if I was ever going to have some real goals and ambitions for myself. Then I did! I realized that what I wanted the most was to become a writer. Not just any writer but a good and PUBLISHED writer. A goal that I am currently pursuing and hope to accomplish anytime between now and my death.