Hello, and welcome to Abby’s Story Wall.
I’m Abby Miller, a current freshman at Ohio University studying News and Information Journalism and Political Science. If you want to learn more about who I am, I suggest clicking on the About tab above. Otherwise, let’s skip the formal introductions and dive straight into the purpose of my first blog post: welcoming you all into my world.
Back in high school, I always wanted to start a blog. Designing a website and posting my own musings sounded like a lot of fun, but for various reasons, blogging wasn’t in the cards for me. But, now we’ve made it here to my website, and I couldn’t be more excited.
I’m sure some of you also get that itching feeling where you just need to put words on paper (or, in this case, tap away on your keyboard). This site will serve as a relief to my pent up desire to write, but it will also house articles I’ve written for various campus outlets. As I begin the process of posting my past articles, I hope you all take a look!
When thinking of a name for my website, all of my creativity seemed to vanished. I wanted to think of something witty (perhaps even a bit punny), but I kept coming up short. Nothing seemed right.
But then I remembered a summer afternoon spent revisiting my humble beginnings as a storyteller.
I had been cleaning my room in preparation for leaving for my freshman year of college. Amongst the clutter, I came across a plastic bag filled with scraps of paper. Some were a bit wrinkled, and others had tape on their backs and were stuck to the bag. My first thought was to toss the bag in my growing pile of trash, but then a certain scrap of paper caught my eye: Abby’s Story Wall.
The pieces paper were part of my childhood collection of stories. When I was younger, I had an entire wall in my bedroom filled with crayon drawings and snippets of stories. Of course, I was a child, so they’re not the best stories. But, rereading the stories made smile nonetheless. Looking back at what I created long ago showed me the very beginning of my passion for telling stories. In a way, I never lost that childlike wonder for storytelling.
Today, my storytelling ambitions have just shifted into a slightly new direction: journalism. As I continue to gather experience throughout my years in college, I cannot wait to keep growing my voice, evolving my style, and above all, become a storyteller that the little Abby surrounded with crayons and pieces of paper could be proud of.
So, join me on this journey. Let’s see where Ohio University and a thirst for good stories leads me.