Introductions All Around
Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Hello there, reader. Allow me to introduce myself: Samantha Rosenfeld, Formative Storyteller.
My title simply means that I love to craft content that sticks around in your mind long after you've read my work. If you spend even one minute ruminating on the topics I've jotted down, I'll consider it a success.
I've always had a way with words. If you calculate my deficiencies in the realms of math and science...well, let's just say it would take me a very long time to do so and leave it at that. But words. Words just always made sense. I was a dramatic child - my imagination would run rampant (or should I say does?) and words were the only way I could calculate the reality of any given situation. I spent my adolescent years scratching away in a journal, and then promptly burned them when I would try to relive those same words just a few years later. I thrived in English classes, basking in the glory of my teachers and peers. When the internet made its loud appearance in my early middle school years, I jumped at the chance to "design" my own social media pages - namely Xanga, Tumblr, MySpace and eventually Facebook. It was almost as if the internet was made for me. Words - everywhere. And people could read them and give me feedback, both good and bad.
Like most terrified teens, I pushed off of the high school graduation diving board and plunged straight into my college years, just chugging along until I could receive that second paper degree that would magically help me to realize what I was supposed to do for the next 50 years of my life (hopefully). Since there was no way I could pass a statistics class without losing a part of my soul, I set my sights on words, once again. But as anyone who has been 18 years old, in that purgatory known as the "college years" knows, there really just is no way to truly find what you want to do for the rest of your life in between the pages of a textbook. So I did the next best thing: I traveled.
I traveled to places that made me uncomfortable, physically and mentally. I saw the raw side of life: the pain and emotion that surrounds the world on a daily basis. I experienced cultures that had rules so unforgiving towards women. I saw children, cast aside and deemed unlovable, finally find the love and attention they so deserve. I saw poverty and white privilege and pure happiness over the smallest of things. I saw what I saw and I couldn't even comprehend this world that was so much larger than I had first understood - so I wrote.
One thing led to another...and here I am, all these later, still writing away. I am located in Charlotte, NC and I have two dogs, one boyfriend, and countless hours logged in the world of digital marketing. Send your questions my way!