Hi there! I’m Stephany and I’m a 20-something writer living in the Tampa Bay area.
I have a varied number of interests but chief among them is writing and reading. I am a bookworm to my core and can’t remember a time when reading didn’t have the number-one place in my life. (I even got my first tattoo to honor this most beloved pastime of mine!) Along with that, I’m a writer. I’m a copywriter by profession, a blogger by hobby, and a wannabe novelist on the side.
My biggest dream is to be a successful published novelist, hence the name Stephany Writes. My mind is constantly buzzing with story ideas, though I have yet to complete a full-length novel I am proud of. One day!
I am very close to my family, most especially my mother (whom I consider to be my best friend) and my older brother. I also have a tiny dachshund named Dutch who is my entire world. I’ve been estranged from my father since 2010, a decision that was brutally hard to make but was ultimately the right decision for my own health and sanity.
I love cruising and I’ve been on nine cruises to date. I’ve been to Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Key West, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and the Bahamas through my cruise exploits and have done a wide range of crazy adventures, such as parasailing, zip-lining, driving a speed boat, and swimming with sting rays. Cruising is my #1 travel love and I can’t wait to go on more cruises and have even crazier adventures.
On this blog, you will find a wide variety of topics, ranging from health and fitness to book reviews to personal essays to goals. I don’t have a niche for this blog… I simply write about what I need to get off my chest. Writing is a cathartic experience for me, and I am very open to talking about my struggles and heartbreaks, as well as my triumphs and happy times. I try to be as vulnerable as possible, in the hopes that someone else will realize they aren’t as alone in their struggles as they may think.