My name is Samantha and I honestly have no idea what to tell you about me. Of course I would like to let you know who I am and why I believe that my voice is important. But as I sit here, it is almost as if this blog is presenting me with a four-word statement that I find horrific. Tell me about yourself. Seriously, how does one even know where to start with something like this? Truly I can tell you all the basics about me, but really who cares? To what extent are readers going to really want to know the details of my life. Well, someone might. With that said, let’s get down to it.
I grew up in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. Hawaii is a place where many people believe to be a perpetual paradise. For me, uncommonly, it was not. By the time I got to high school, I was ready to leave. The thing about the island is it’s an island. There is only so many things that you can do, and by that point, I had done all of it. I strive for adventure, and being stuck on a rock was nowhere near that. During that time, I discovered my love for writing and film. I do like to write and film stories and mini-documentaries, but sometimes I like to get a little creative.
As of this moment, I am just another ordinary, run-of-the-mill college student. Stories? Yes. Interests? You already know. Dreams? Yes. But I’ll get to that. I can tell you that even though I may be just an average 19-year-old, I do have something special. I believe that every single person has a voice; one that separates him or her from the rest. And through this blog, I can let my voice be heard. While some posts may feel a little heavier and don’t shed as much light into my personal life, it’s still there.
In the future, I would like to travel the world, and tell others about the experiences I have. This will be through my writing and behind a camera lens. I believe that everyone has a story, they just need someone to tell it for them. That person will be me. Coming from the words of an inspirational Disney film Up, “Adventure is out there.” And you are wrong if you don’t think that I’m going to find it. If you’re up for it, come along and explore with me.