“Is today a good day to write? Is today the day? And if not today, when?”
Variation of one of the quotes from my favorite book, All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, creator of this very website, GERM Magazine!
Hello, my name is Rowan! I’m going to be 25 this year. I work full-time as an activity leader at a day center for individuals with disabilities, part-time as a cashier at Menards, and in my free time I love to write.
Writing has always been an escape and way to express myself as long as I can remember. Whether it’s venting in a journal, responding to prompts in a prompt book, jotting down random thoughts or expressing myself through poetry, I’ve always connected to words. English has always been one of my favorite subjects, along with psychology! I’d consider my writing style as modern poetry that I try to have be relatable to those reading it and have them resonate with it, kinda pulls at the heart strings but leaves myself and my readers hopeful at the end of my poems.
Other facts about me: I have 4 sisters who are my best friends, a fiancé who I love, our dog who we still call our puppy, I’ve recently been diagnosed with ADHD (a topic I often write about involving how it affects me and has affected me), my favorite band at the moment is Blue October, I’m from Wisconsin, and my top favorite movies are Practical Magic; Perks of Being a Wallflower, and King of Staten Island.
I’m very excited to be a part of the GERM team and can’t wait to share my writings with you!