Alright so I'm Ashley and I'm from Indiana, but I'm originally from Myrtle Beach, SC. Writing is and always has been my passion and main career goal. I've been writing poetry since I could read and I was always that odd ball in school because I liked writing essays for English class. I was going to school for a while to pursue magazine journalism but I stopped going for financial reasons, and one of the reasons I joined this forum today is to explore whether or not I should go back. For the past couple years, I have accepted freelance writing opportunities but I'd like to be able to find something more stable with my my writing ability. These days, I still write poetry, essays, articles, song lyrics, and I own a blog where I tend to write a lot about life, relationships, women's topics, and social issues. Other than writing, I've got quite a few other interests. I love hula hoop dancing, yoga, zumba, and belly dance. I do a little modeling and have competed in a few beauty pageants which I will probably do 1 or 2 more before I retire from that. I work at a retail store which mainly keeps my roof over my head right now, at least until I can get more into some kind of writing work. It's nice to be here.