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Hey there! My name is Michaela and I’m a freelance writer.
I like talking to people about their creative passions and the ways they are turning them into careers. I believe creative passions can be callings that change the world, even though creating seems a lot more like fun than work.
I know the struggles that come with pursuing a creative career: figuring out which of your creative passions to pursue, convincing everyone else (and sometimes yourself) that pursuing a creative career is worthwhile, and overcoming practical challenges to actually make it happen (self-doubt and getting your foot in the door, to name a couple).
My own adventure of trying to become a professional creator is filled with twists and turns. At age eight, I wrote a story called The Adventures of Super Dog and soon decided I wanted to keep writing for the rest of my life. All I knew was writing made me feel so alive and connected to my Creator, God. Throughout elementary school, I designed my own magazines and websites. In middle school, I opened a surprisingly successful cake pop business which took plenty of creativity to pull off. In college, I abandoned my creativity entirely for a while. I had five different majors. When all was said and done, I circled back to writing and graduated with a journalism degree. Part of my journey included moving to an island one summer for an internship at a magazine. Today, I’m still writing for magazines and I’ve decided my other passion for psychology (including emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual health) must have a place in my career somewhere, so I’m also pursuing a master’s degree in counseling. Maybe I’ll combine writing with psychology eventually, but who knows? I’m making this up as I go. I bet most other creators are doing the same, and personally, I’m loving every step of this unpredictable journey. God writes the best stories.
If your story is similar, but marked by your own brand of creativity – whether that’s writing stories, filming videos, planning events, painting canvases, designing houses, or anything in between – welcome to the club. I want to encourage and inspire you on your own adventure to turn your creative passions into a career.
Pursuing this calling is worth every unpredictable step along the way, and you don’t have to do it alone.

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