"What would I do with my life if I had no other alternative?" If I had the choice, without consideration of money or other concerns, to do or be THAT thing, what would I do? Without hesitation, I thought, "I would tell stories." I would write, speak, act, sing, promote, and seek stories to tell, fiction and non-fiction.
Aside from my children, I love telling stories and teaching others how to tell their stories. If there are techie things involved, that's a bonus. Now I joke that there are two ways people begin stories. In most places, you have "once upon a time." In the Deep South, where I live, y'all have "oh, you ain't gonna believe this."
Storytelling is more than just relaying a tale. It's bringing history to the present. It's bringing people into the lives of others and vice versa. It declaring injustice, promoting compassion, and invoking activism. It is about passion and promotion. It's about creativity and imagination. It's about truth and facts.
So here it goes. Oh, y'all ain't gonna believe this...