As someone who has been a longtime visitor to this area for the last decade or so, I’m not exaggerating when I say that I nearly jumped at the opportunity to join this community when I saw the job posting in this very paper. Hi, I’m Madison! Or Maddie, if you like. Really, you can call me anything as long as it’s nice. Megan, Madeline, Millicent, I’ve heard it all. But now, I have a new name to add to the list: Staff Writer.
I lived most of my life in Indy, and I just finished my degree in Creative Writing at the University of Evansville in May. I’ve always loved reading and playing around with the written word. I love the way that words and language work, and just the sheer power they can have. Just think of a book or story that impacted you, or a song that hit hard because of the story within it. That’s what I’m talking about, That’s what I aspire to create. I hope you’ll join me and that you’ll get some enjoyment from my work, maybe even get a laugh or two from it.
I’ve had some adventures so far, from volunteering remotely with a non-profit that helps veterans to studying and traveling in the U.K. and Europe. Now, it’s time for my next adventure right here in Greene County. I am so honored and excited to join the hardworking staff here at the GCDW, and I can’t wait to learn more of the area and to meet more wonderful people. See y’all around!