About Me

Well, where to start? Greetings and welcome. My name is Kelly P., and you’ve stumbled upon my personal website and creative portfolio (with the occasional blog). You’re probably wondering what this place is all about, huh? Let me explain.

My Decades’ Long Love Affair with Writing

Writing is something that has been a part of me since I was 11. I also started to read in earnest. As the years rolled on and through high school, I still found myself enamored with writing, even more now. As I started my freshman year in college, I declared my degree in English. Nine years later, I also managed a masters degree in English. Despite these accomplishments, I never really considered myself a writer. That simple word: writer. All-knowing and powerful. Creator and destroyer of the world with a mere pen stroke of typing a key. It holds a lot of power, dreams, and everything, I never felt like a writer.

Creating the Website and Finding New Purpose

At first, it was just about creating a blog, but then it morphed into something more. A space to house all my creative endeavors. This includes writing, photography, and whatever else captures my attention. In addition to creating my own blog, I decided to also create a portfolio for everything. Hence the creation of Kelly’s Surf Words.

I like to think it is more than a blog. Yes, I do write here, but I also have information regarding my photography in addition to freelance writing and editing. Recently, I have shifted my writing efforts to the idea of just writing for the act of writing. I am learning and experimenting with nonfiction, fiction, and poetry again. I still dabble with freelance writing, but that isn’t so much a pressing focus as it was in the past. I just want to learn and grow my craft. This blog is a space to exercise my writing skills, detail my journey, and highlight some of my work.

Why the name Kelly’s Surf Words? And why the owl?

I love the ocean, the beach, and body surfing. I also love writing. So, Kelly’s Surf Words was named. I also love birds, bird watching, and Greek mythology. The owl was a symbol of Athena, the goddess of wisdom. I felt it was fitting. So an owl represents Kelly’s Surf Words, writing, and reminds me of my ongoing pursuit of wisdom.

Do you still do freelance writing? What services do you provide?

Aside from reimagining this blog, I still do freelance writing. I have experience in content/blog writing, copywriting, resume and cover letter writing, academic writing, and editing in various contexts. I am also working to write fiction and poetry again as well. Find more information here.

Last updated on 19 May 2023.

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