OMG! What is this place? How did I get here? Well might as well introduce myself...

in introduction •  10 months ago

Greetings! I am a self-proclaimed Renaissance (wo)man with a love of life’s curious oddities, plus an insatiable love of pastries. You could compare my life to a river: it’s constantly changing, meandering, some parts have been placid, meanwhile other parts have been wild like rapids that led to some incredible waterfalls!

[Me at a beach in Mirissa, Sri Lanka]

After high school I didn’t quite follow the prescribed direction to ahem… adulthood. Yes, I went to college, my first degree was awesome: Professional Piloting. I also was enrolled at a different college for Broadcast Journalism. But like many of us money was an issue (as well as being diagnosed with a chronic illness) got in the way of me completing the degree. So even though that window of opportunity slammed shut on my hands I threw myself head first into Journalism and graduated in 2014 (yay!).

I then got a job living the dream as an international investigative reporter based primarily across East Asia. Well… that was the plan anyway. It took another year before I got a job at a news studio and another year before I ran away from it screaming. This was pre-Trump too. In fact, I resigned as producer literally two weeks before he got elected.

Needless to say— I am so not sorry for jumping ship. Steemit appeared before me like an oasis in a desert

Writing has been a passion since I was a grade schooler typing family newsletters for my parents. The media industry may have left a sour feeling in my stomach, but I realized, I don’t need a media company to share stories. I only wanted to be a journalist so I could foster understanding between people all over the world.

I’ve always had a love affair with photography and travel—after all, the two go together like peanut butter and jelly or cats in boxes. My dream was (and still is) to combine my piloting skills with my love of photography and create some sort of superhuman Aerial Photojournalist/Travel blogger. I want to show people you can reinvent yourself at any age any time. It’s my goal to educate, entertain, and bring people together with my experiences and insights to lesser known places in this beautifully chaotic world people, food and cultures.

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Welcome to Steem Community @puddinpaws! As a gentle reminder, please keep your master password safe. The best practise is to use your private posting key to login to Steemit when posting; and the private active key for wallet related transactions.

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Thanks for the advice.

Welcome to the best community ever which values our hardwork . Hope you'll have good time here. Gud people are waiting for you... Feel free to share what you like with me and be in touch @sarinakhan

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Why thank you @sarinakhan. I'll be sure to check out your content.

Hi and welcome to Steemit :)
I also like to travel around, especially in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia etc. and write about it on my blog. Feel free to check out my blog and follow :)

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Thank you and I like your work too!

amazine post. hope that all kinds of people like it.So thanks for sharing with us..

Nicely written. You've come to the right place! Welcome to Steemit!

Bienvenue @puddinpaws! I hope you love Steemit as much as I do! I see you're friends with @teamsteem, you're very lucky to have someone so experienced to show you around on the platform! Happy blogging :)

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I'm starting to really like the platform and all the content everyone is creating. Is this what Facebook felt like to people when it first came out?

great introduction, it was an awesome read.