In the 5th grade, I had a computer class that was so boring, I distracted myself with Microsoft Paint, practicing my digital signature for when I would be famous one day.

Since then, I knew I needed to create. Whether it’s writing, doodling, taking photos of anything that catches my eye, choreographing dance numbers in my bedroom mirror that no one else would see– if it told a story, I wanted to be a part of it.

Now, I’m making that dream of becoming a professional storyteller come true.

I still practice my signature.