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Meet Cassie Hanle Brady

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cassie Hanle Brady.

Hi Cassie, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I like to go walking on as a regular basis, and while doing so, I just started thinking of things that happened in my day or days previously. I thought I should write these down, as they really had an impact on me and perhaps others as well could relate. I would just make a note or two on my notes page on my phone so that later when I had time, I could sit down and type out my thoughts. I initially thought I wanted to write a book—sort of short stories but decided a lifestyle blog was really more appropriate; as I could reach people on a more casual basis and regularly with new caveats that happened to me weekly. My hope is that something that I have experienced or felt will resonate with others so that they, if for just a moment, too will feel like they are part of a group and can find comfort in this.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think anytime you start something new, it comes with challenges. When writing something that is personal, and then you put it out there; you really do open up yourself to not only hopefully encouragement and support but also sometimes criticism. I do feel though that in my case, it is really me that might stop myself occasionally and think, “do I really want to write about this or that?” However, almost always, the answer is yes! However, that has taken 40-ish years to get to a point to where I am comfortable to write about something; even if it isn’t always the easiest topic to discuss.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I really like to write about things that are relatable and perhaps happen on an everyday basis. I don’t necessarily focus on the big days but instead the everyday; as I like to think these are just as important if not more. To me, it’s the whole picture, good and bad—and that this is what makes people who they are. Writing for several years and then putting out what I have done has been a huge step for me and along with the encouragement of several people, I have been able to produce work that I am proud of and hope that I can continue to do so! The way in which I write is a very personal journey and thus that in itself sets me apart — as we all have our own opinions and reactions to events, but again; just hope that others can feel engaged by the topics so that there is some camaraderie in the topics.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
When I first started writing and I would just take notes on my phone, only my husband knew what I was up to. He is always very encouraging in all my ideas and there have been many. Having his support to try something so different from my past endeavors definitely gave me the confidence I needed to try something new and follow through with it. My sister Cari liked the stories I had initially written too and was the one who originally suggested a blog as she had been following other blogs and really liked them. Not being the technologically advanced person at all, I was new to the idea but have now found it to be so great as the short stories that come up every couple of days are able to be published and shared in a timely manner.

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