Ever since I learned the mechanics of writing, I was a writer.
Obviously, I didn't start out writing promotional content for businesses and non-profits.
Rather, my beloved Garfield notebook from 1983 is chock-full of stories, poetry and musings.
In this video, I read some of my prose to you.
Sit back and enjoy my made-up tale of being on television!
Kudos to business coach Lara Wellman of The Business Studio Community for inspiring this video!
And thank you to my mom (Mrs. Parry) for having the foresight to keep so many of my stories, essays and newspaper clippings in storage.
Listen to 12-year-old Lindsey!
A couple years ago, I appeared on CBC Radio's Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids.
I read from my pre-teen diary for the show. Yes, aloud. About boys. In front of a live audience.
As you'll hear, I was a tad boy-crazy back then (and angst-y).
And I'm not sure if this is a good thing, but my reading got the biggest laughs that night.
Take a listen by clicking here: I'm around the 6:05 mark.
(After my radio debut, I was also featured in this Capital Arts Online article.)
Have you saved any of your writings from way back? Do you enjoy reading them now? Do you ever read them to your kids? Share your comments in the space below!
"Ottawa writer for hire" Lindsey McCaffrey is an award-winning freelance writer, editor and content strategist for businesses and non-profit organizations. Learn more about Lindsey here.