Hello, I’m Elise Barretto! I’m 17 years old & I was born in the stunning San Juan Islands area of northwestern Washington. After living there for the first two years of my life, my family & I moved to Orange County, California and we stayed there for a year & a half. Then, we decided to move closer to family in southeastern Idaho. We stayed in Idaho for about nine years. There, I lived next door to my cousins, uncle and aunt, and my grandparents on what you could call a small farmstead. It was a very comfortable & peaceful place to do the majority of my growing up. When I was twelve, we moved back to my birthplace of Washington because of my dad’s work. It’s been about five years since we moved back to Washington and in those five years we’ve lived in several towns throughout the San Juan Island area. Currently, my mom, dad, sister, and I are living on beautiful Camano Island in Washington.
I started this blog upon suggestion of my dad, who said I should get my writings out there. I’ve always loved to write, but my interest really started manifesting itself when I was around 11 & 12. I grew up with parents who had a deep appreciation for literature. My father being a technical writer and editor and my mother (quite a writer herself) being an advocate and lover of literature, it was hard not to inherit their interest.
This blog cosists of original thoughts/poems/memos I’ve written, accompanied by photographs I’ve taken. Photography is another passion of mine. So I thought I’d combine the two in my blog posts.
Along with writing and photography, music is definitely one of my main interests. When I’m not writing, there is hardly a moment I am not either listening to music, or playing my guitar or ukelele.
Thank you very much for reading and visiting my blog. Any feedback or comments is appreciated! Write on!