My name is Sunshine. I tell stories.
Originally from sunny Southern California, I've lived in the snow drifts and pine scent of Central Maine, among the echoes of bygone literati in the Bloomsbury district of London, in the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the brick homes of Brooklyn, on the hills of the tiny coastal town of Aberystwyth, Wales, and down in the neighborhoods of the stormy, husky, brawling City of Big Shoulders, Chicago.
Currently: I love in Chicago with my ginger tabby and my bearded boyfriend.
We should come home from far, from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day, with new experience and character.
Henry David Thoreau
I love to travel. I've visited 42 states across 9 road trips, taken 7 bullet trains through Japan, camped in a van along the Ring Road in Iceland, explored the spicy Sichuan roots of Chengdu, China, and traipsed lightly in the UK, France, Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and Canada. Each new adventure inspires me to learn more, do more and experience more.
I started keeping journals regularly when I was 16. What began as a creative outlet for an angsty teenager soon turned into a way of life. I graduated with my MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Since then, I’ve written two young adult novels about magic and modern vikings, along with many stories, poems, personal essays and blog posts, and now I work as a copywriter at a creative agency.
“Nothing comes from doing nothing,” said Ancient Greek philosopher Parminedes. To grow, you've got to take action, push your boundaries, discover what are capable of. Through risk, so the philosophy goes, we learn.
Every day, we face a decision: continue along the same old path we've been traveling or take the chance to machete our way into something new, something incredible.