My name is Alex.
I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my wife, 2-year-old son and a dog (a German Shorthaired Pointer). By day I’m an analyst for a major healthcare company and by night I’m an aspiring writer, entrepreneur, designer, developer, and dreamer. I enjoy walking in the woods with my dog (Tennessee is beautiful for that) and thinking about what I want my life to be like. I come up with the best ideas when walking.
Our favorite place to vacation is California. When the winter drags on here in Nashville it’s nice to go somewhere that is always warm and sunny. Plus, my wife and I got engaged on Feb 14th, 2009 (Valentine’s Day) on Santa Monica Boulevard. SoCal holds a special place in our hearts.
I’m the biggest introvert I know which means I’m in my own head a lot. Writing helps me overcome this.
I discovered free writing when I was in college. My English professor told us to pull out a sheet of paper and start writing. Our task was to not think about what we were writing, just write. If you couldn’t think of anything, just start writing “the the the” or “and and and” until the words started flowing. At first it seemed impossible and I couldn’t write about anything meaningful. But soon I was amazed at what started to come out. Worries and fears that I didn’t know were there reared their head. Things on my mind that I had buried just below my conscience level were now given a voice.
I felt a burden lift that I didn’t even know I was carrying around with me.
Some have called free writing the act of having a conversation with your unconscious. That’s exactly how I would describe it. It’s the best form of meditation I know and it unleashed me to be more creative because it cleared the clutter out of my mind.
I’ve tried writing in paper journals, OneNote, WordPress and other tools which were never able to meet my needs. So, I built my own tool, just how I wanted it, to keep me on track to write every day. The word count, the milestones, the statistics, the daily email reminders all work together to keep me accountable and moving ahead.
The hardest things in life are often the most beneficial. Daily writing is one of those hard things that brings a great reward.
This website that I called “Write Every Day” is an attempt to help me do what I need to do to maintain my sanity. I’m sharing it with you and I hope it helps.
Please email me directly with any questions or concerns you have. Or if you just want to say “hi” I’d love to hear from you.