Wise Words from My Darling Editor

I am in the thick of job searching, networking, and connecting with new people more than any introvert ever wants to.

Although zoom meetings and trying to verbalize what my future goals are is exhausting, I met many incredible people who shared great wisdom about job searching and how they found a place to land in the vastness of different paths to take.

One person I talked to is my editor at Darling Magazine. Darling is a publication for women I started reading in high school and played a large part in driving my passion for writing. This magazine encourages and empowers women in different aspects of their lives and often gives me the push I need to keep going when I want to give up. In this space I found immense comfort in reading about others stories and finding hope in moving through difficult times.

My editor creates incredible content for Darling and shared strong encouragement with me about being a writer and how she got to where she is today. She talked to me about how some will want to say that journalism and storytelling is dying, but she believes it is more important than ever to continue sharing our true and authentic stories.

I wholeheartedly agree with her.

Whether it is through news articles, blog posts, memoirs, fiction pieces, movies, or TV shows, storytelling is an essential part of who we are and how we connect as humans.

A shared experience or feeling creates empathy that has the power to transcend even the deepest amounts of despair. Storytelling frees us to be who we are and see others as they are. In what is an extremely polarizing world, when we hear someone’s story and see others up close it only makes sense to move forward with love and compassion.

I find immense hope that journalism and storytelling are not dying, rather, they continually connect us with each other and contribute greatly to the beauty of humanity.