I coined this phrase when I realized that I believed in words in every form that it takes. I was presenting my first Toastmaster speech to my club when I coined the phrase. It was an introductory speech to tell my club a little bit about myself. It was entitled, "Alice in Wonderland". Needless to say I got Best Speaker for that speech.Whether it’s reading written words, saying profound words or writing beautiful words. I’ve always been an expressive person. Ever since I was a child I took part in speech club and debating. I loved reading. I remember the first book I read on my own, Hansel and Gretel. I can even go as far to say that reading is in my blood. I can sit and spend hours talking to my father about books. Our favourites are Shakespare’s Macbeth and Rage of Angels by Sydney Sheldon. My Dad is a lover of books by Mario Puzo and Sydney Sheldon. As I said, it’s in my blood.
I wrote my first novella at 12 years old but I wasn’t brave enough to have it published. I continued writing and reading well throughout my teen years. I knew I wanted to be an author one day. I just didn’t have the courage to put myself out there. I learned that lesson over the last two years. When I was 21, Cosmopolitan put out on open call for contributors. Of course, I had enough material to choose from. Swallowing the nerves and exhaling the doubt, I submitted an article. Only to never hear anything about it again. That was my first major rejection. I kept quiet and posted a few things on Facebook. All the while questioning my ability as a writer. After, delving into a world a books deeper than I had before, I found more solace in words than anywhere else.
I wanted to try my hand at writing again but I wasn’t sure how. So, I came up with the idea of a blog. Of course, I knew it would be tough. I knew it would be a lot of work. I just wasn't sure if I was ready. Then I realized you would never be ready until you made the first step. So I did. I wanted to do something that I loved. I wanted to find a way to put both my loves together. Reviews for books. Perfect. I now live in a world where words make up everything and I'm quite comfortable in it. Thus my belief that "Words are the epitome of expression."