About Me — Grace Louise
Who am I?
I’ve worn many identities in the past thirty-two years. I have been the chatty child and the quiet question. At one point, whenever I met anyone new, I’d say, “Hi, my name is Grace, I am divorced.” That identity lasted a good year in a half and it was awful. I have been the sexual abuse victim but I’ve also witnessed victims who became over-comers
I’m deeply reflective with many stories fixated inside my skull. I spend hours staring at paintings and even more hours contemplating the memories of yesterday. I lost my brother to an overdose and live with grief deep in my gut, in fact, I think he lives there and for now, that is still okay.
I currently live in North Dakota and while I miss the trees in the east (NC), I am in love with the sun that stays out until ten pm for many days in the summertime.
I live in a constant state of baby fever but refuse to give in because I hope to go backpacking for a month next summer.
It took me five schools and a decade to get my undergrad degree in Philosophy with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
I studied acting with Laura Henry (highly recommend) and dance at Broadway Dance Center as a professional student.
The Stuck Struggle
I’m currently in that in-between where I still have the dreams of my youth but I also burn for the next phase of my life. I really am stuck somewhere between going to grad school and giving myself over to acting. I work as a dance instructor & choreographer, write primarily non-fiction pieces, and recently became a certified personal trainer.
You can only write about what you know.
I know about family, love, divorce, regret, emotions, mercy, health, fitness, nutrition, critical thinking, research, grief, psychology, religion, & trauma.
The chances are high that I will write on all of these subjects at some point.
I am here on medium with the hope that I can gain stronger writing skills and perhaps begin my quest to make a living as a freelance writer.
There are bits of my life that resemble a Stephen King novel and quite frankly I’m tired of being the only one who knows about it.
I bid you good morning, good afternoon, or good night from North Dakota and hope to connect with you on this world called medium soon.