Dear Diary, it’s me, Ryan…


Dear Diary  Internet Stranger Reader,

Today I decided to start a blog and to be honest I don’t really know what the hell I am doing.  But someone famous, or wise, or drunk once said “Fake it ’till you make it,” so here it goes.

Writing has always been a huge part of my life. It is a way of coping with stress and dealing with the shit that life often dumps on you. When my friend was killed in a car accident in high school, in a car in which I was the driver, writing is what pulled me out of a deep depression.  When I moved across the country to take a position as a Staff Attorney with an Indian Tribe in Washington, while my marriage crumbled down around me, writing is what kept me from tumbling over the edge.  When I was wrongfully terminated when the head reservation attorney decided to clean house on my department, I again turned to writing.

Writing (and reading) can be powerful escapes, transporting us away from the stress in our own lives and placing us in new and exciting worlds. With this blog, I hope to share with you my journey through life using the written word. I will be uploading short stories, poems, and general writing ideas weekly to this blog. I will also be uploading blog posts on a daily basis chronicling my journey as I navigate finding a new job, living my life to the fullest, and working on exciting creative writing projects.

I have set up a patreon for anyone who feels inspired to financially support my website and my writing. Whether you contribute to my patreon or not, I do hope you will follow me here and share this website with your family and friends. I’ll have some short stories uploaded soon to the Short Stories section. So feel free to read through them and critique, comment, and share them.

Stephen King once said about writing that, “[t]he scariest moment is always just before you start.” Well, this blog is now started, so I suppose the scariest moment is now behind me.

Until next time, my friends.

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