Anna Sarayna

Wandering Multipotentialite

I’ve come a long way since scribbling poetry and creating characters on the back of exam papers in high school. And while I’m just getting back to writing fiction after a too-long haitus (at least that’s what my 16-year-old born-to-be-a-writer self thinks), words are still at the core of everything I do.

These days, I’m wielding words both as an agency contractor and independently for smart clients who understand the value of working with the perfect marketing strategist.

When I’m not doing that, I spend my time writing about the things that keep me awake and dominate my thoughts – feminism, travel, heartbreak, mindset, and then some – both fiction and literary non-fiction.

I was supposed to be a lawyer. Before that, it was ‘teacher’.

I eventually ignored both paths in pursuit of my own (Dixie Chicks’ Taking the Long Way is my personal anthem) and found myself despondent while riding the fast train to director in the business process outsourcing sector.

What followed was a crisis of identity of sorts that saw me walking away to pursue writing full-time in an effort to enjoy more freedom, embrace my intrinsic talents, re-align with my purpose,  and travel on my own schedule.

My employment experience spans  BPO Operations Management, Employee Engagement, Customer Experience, Marketing, Public Relations, Copywriting and Digital Storytelling.

And while there have been times when this all seemed like a hodgepodge of randomness that would lead to nowhere fast, I have since discovered this to be my greatest asset.

My passion for words and storytelling is really the glue that binds them all together, providing me with a unique perspective that colors all my interactions.

The road ahead is uncertain in its length and complexity but I’m excited to enjoy the journey, wherever it leads!