Who am I? What is this?

Hcropped-img_2721.jpgi There! My name is Via and I reside on the beautiful island of Guam, where the ocean is about 10 to 15 minutes away from any standpoint and the sunsets are as breathtaking as the mosquitos are abundant. I graduated from the University of Guam with my B.A. and M.A. in Literature in the Fall of 2020.

Roughly 6 years ago, I wrestled with the idea of starting this blog for no other reason than writer’s insecurity; but I told myself, “Fuck it dawg. Life’s a risk,” and haven’t regretted it since. For as long as I can remember, I have been an aspiring writer (I mean, what does that even mean, right?) and one of my goals is to become a published author. I’m not sure if that’s the path I’ll end up on, but I feel I owe it to myself to try. I’ve also learned that the key to bettering my craft is to open it up to criticism. So please feel free to interact with me and let me know what you enjoy reading or what you feel might need work.

This blog, in many ways, is a record of what the universe is teaching me and a timeline of my progression both as a writer and as a regular person navigating her way through life. It is a privilege to share it with you.

I’m a lot more active on my IG page: @a_coldroom_poetry. Feel free to check me out there!

Hi. I'm Via and I'm really just winging it.