Changed: October 25th, 2012
The boring bit:
My name is Michelle Tuckett. I’m
29 30, female, born and raised in Utah (no, I’m not Mormon and don’t ski either). I have long brown hair short brown hair, big blue eyes, and a very strange sense of reality. I relentlessly study mythology, martial arts, and any other subject that strikes my fancy.
For a more personal, if now almost never updated blog you can find me at www.partlypixie.wordpress.com.
If you want to contact me, feel free to email me at email@example.com – and please understand that there can be a lag in my response time, for obvious reasons.
The other bit:
I’m a writer. I love writing the way a lot of people love raising their kids; even the bad days are worth every moment in the long run. I’ve always wanted to be a writer in some form or another, and I know a lot of people who are like me – who feel alive when we make stories or art or something else creative.
I’ve tried to find those other things I’m “supposed” to do instead of writing. I’ve dabbled in careers and jobs from grocery clerk to preschool teacher to professional psychic, and yet all of those things just did one thing: postponed the inevitable. I think it’s against our societal nature to let people just do what makes them happy – to write or dance or sing. It’s so much easier to dull ourselves down so no one has to admit to their own hidden dreams.
I think it’s about time for everyone’s dreams to be lived in the open.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not quitting my day job, nor am I expecting writing twelve novels in a year to fix anything, other than a lack of material to edit.
But I do know that this is the time to be born, to be that person I’ve been trying to not be. If not now, when? So far, it has felt like a very slow process of scouring off all the things and people I thought I was. It’s painful, like walking around missing a top layer of skin. It’s also amazing.
Expect this About Me to change again, at least once. As I go through this process, I’m learning about who I want to be and who I am.
I’m writing myself real.
I would love for you to join me.