Welcome to Just Being Jamie. A place where I can let my hair down (literally and figuratively) to put words on a page in an inexhaustible effort to captivate the minds and hearts of my readers. So who am I? And what can you expect from me? Great questions. I’ll answer them.
I’m Jamie Collins – Inspired writer, Founder of The Paralegal Society™, my legal blawg, and Just Being Jamie™, my personal blog. I am a passionate litigation paralegal who works in the personal injury and trial realm, legal columnist, collector of books (some read, many unread), wife, mommy, drinker of tall iced teas, avid shopper (don’t tell my husband), story-teller, social media maven, and all around busy, semi-sane person (don’t tell my boss), who loves putting words on a page to inspire others, make them think, feel, live out loud, or laugh. That part, you can tell everyone, including my husband and boss.
I created this blog as a place where I could write about anything and everything that falls outside of the legal genre. While I admit I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be writing, I do promise you this – it won’t be boring. I hope you’re down for some refreshingly honest, witty, funny, crazy, candid, and inspirational reading. If so, scroll down to the bottom of the site and subscribe to receive my future blog posts via e-mail.
(I triple-blogger-swear not to spam you, solicit your hard-earned almighty dollas for a GoFundMe campaign intended to secure my future retirement in a beach villa with a case of wine, pallet of Godiva bars, and an on-call masseuse, nor to incessantly pester you with annoying e-mails that don’t add anything to your life.)
Just me writing – Just Being Jamie. And you reading. Unless, of course, you failed to obey my command above to subscribeth, in which case I may be writing for myself and setting up a GoFundMe page for sad bloggers immediately. No pressure, people.
“All I need is a sheet of paper
and something to write with, and then
I can turn the world upside down.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
“When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘One word at a time,’ and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That’s all. One stone at a time. But I’ve read you can see that motherf*cker from space without a telescope.”
– Stephen King
“I would rather be a hot mess of bold action, a make-it-happen-learn-on-the-fly kind of person than a perfectly organized coward.”
– Brendan Burchard
Best thing about me?
I laugh at my own jokes, so you don’t have to.
But you probably will.
Because I’m hilarious.
“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”
“When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of, ‘Me, too!’ be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.” -Unknown
(It appears I am now in search of a tribe. Want to join?)