I didn’t seek poetry, it just kind of found me.

As a sophomore in high school, I was invited to a leadership conference that changed my life: it taught me to reach outside of my comfort zone on a daily basis to become the best me. I have returned to this conference every year since to help inspire others, and have made lifelong friends in the process. These friends live all across the state of Michigan, and we don’t get to see each other all that often. One summer day in 2015, a friend suggested we reunite at a poetry slam. Inspired by what we saw and heard that night, we all decided to start writing, and the rest was history.

And here it continues, my saga, in the form of poetry.