Eleanor Grace

Greater Seattle Area, Washington, United States

Eleanor Grace

Greater Seattle Area, Washington, United States

Writing, it's what I do to pass my time, express my emotions or lack thererof; it's how I process my life and the world around me.

I'm cliche, although I try not to be. In college, my professors would tell me that a 'good' writer, journalist, blogger, author, avoids cliches. Well, I don't want to be a 'good' writer, I want to be me, which also happens to be a fantastic person. I'm not boastful or prideful; I would hardly consider myself confident. I have my days where I wake up and think, damn, I look great. But the other 29 days of the month I wake up and think, good thing I know how to use makeup.

My newfound philosophy is that laughter truly is the best medicine. I can say that because I spent most of the past three years in and out of the hospital, going through countless procedures and surgeries for my health, and I've learned that laughing so hard your catheter falls out or your heart monitor begins beeping so fast that nurses rush into your room with a crash cart ready, is the best type of medicine. I try and surround myself with upbeat, positive, and humorous people because I'm not always my best idol.

As I have started to gain health and strength, I have also gained more respect for myself and goals. I have not always wanted to be a writer or journalist; I used to want to spend my adult life traveling to and living on active volcanoes, studying their seismology and the radioactivity of the emitted fumes. Then I realized how much more schooling I would need just to become the person who carries all of the equipment to those volcanoes. So now, I write.

My new goals are to focus on me; not because I'm a self-centered, egotistical b-word, but because I have spent entirely too much of my youth worrying about what others think.

In celebration of this new goal of mine, I have done some crazy things, that people who know me, know I would never do just a year ago. Things like quit my job, cut 14 inches off my hair and dye it blonde, buy a plane ticket to Oahu and live there for a few weeks, cancel my lease for a beautiful 2-bedroom condo to save money, get not one, but two tattoos, and the list continues. Sometimes I scare myself and think I'm going overboard but.......I'm having fun living how I want to live and learning from these experiences, then repeating!

This is me. Eleanor Grace Campbell.

  • Education
    • Washington State University Pullman
    • Highline Community College