Welcome, I’m so glad you are here. I’m Shaina Merrick, the sassy writer behind The Beauty of a Story. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love storytelling, and it didn’t take too long before I figured out that ink and paper lasts longer than my memory. I can’t say that I have always learned the easy way, but at least the hard way creates some great stories. I hope that my bumbles and mistakes help you to learn the easy way. I am excited to be able to share tips and tricks I have picked up during this journey with my fellow creatives.
Writing and reading helped me to find the joy in my own life. They taught me to pause and take in the sights and sounds of the world. Life is a beautiful thing, and I believe that art opens our eyes to it’s beauty and wonder. Being in the moment and slow living are both things I remember longing for as a teen, but only heard the definition here recently. Life is beautiful, and I think art helps us to see that. My hope is that here you will find strength for the journey, hope for the future, and joy for the present.