“This is not a work of scholarship. I am no higher critic, no ancient historian, no archaeologist. I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself. If an excuse is needed (and perhaps it is) for writing such a book, my excuse would be something like this. It often happens that two schoolboys can solve difficulties in their work for one another better than the master can. When you took the problem to a master, as we all remember, he was very likely to explain what you understood already, to add a great deal of information which you didn’t want, and say nothing at all about the thing that was puzzling you… The fellow-pupil can help more than the master because he knows less. The difficulty we want him to explain is one he has recently met. The expert met it so long ago that he has forgotten. He sees the whole subject, by now, in such a different light that he cannot conceive what is really troubling the pupil; he sees a dozen other difficulties which ought to be troubling him but aren’t.”
-C. S. Lewis, the opening to Reflections on the Psalms
I tend to dislike “about” pages because whenever you’re the person writing one, you get into a mindset of summarizing yourself by a job, a major, or a hobby. (I’ll tell you what mine are after this paragraph, but first) before I am any of those things, I am a follower of Jesus. That’s the role that influences all my other roles. God has given me this purpose to live motivated for his glory. This new identity is relevant in everything I do, probably most obvious in my writing on this blog. More on the topic of purpose here.
I grew up in Burbank, a suburb to LA, with a passion for creating. My home never had video games, so alternatively I spent my time drawing. Eventually, I realized I couldn’t draw everything I wanted to draw, and the only way to express the stories in my head was through writing. As I got older, I wanted to explore my options. I enrolled in a journalism class in high school, and got into writing articles and working out my thoughts through that formula. (Something of an inspiration for the posts you’ll see here.) I’m currently majoring in journalism, and I’ll soon be transferring from a junior college to one specifically for my major.
A few years ago, I had a pressing desire to start a blog, which is strange considering I rarely read other blogs. I knew it would be beneficial to get into a mode of writing consistently on the things I should be spending more time thinking about.
At its core, my writing you’ll find here is me explaining things to myself I already believe. Spending time on posts has been the most rewarding writing experience I’ve ever had. It’s something I recommend everyone try out, whether or not you go through with sharing your writing.
Through this blog, I’ve been able to flesh out my faith, growing in my understanding of the gospel. It’s challenged me to pursue Christ in a way I hadn’t before. I don’t always expect my writing to be something brand new and original.