Hi! My name is Sam White and I’m the owner and creator of White Ember Writing. I created my writing business in 2018 after spending 10 years in the retail and restaurant industries. I found success in what I was doing but lacked a real sense of purpose and direction in my life.
I’ve always had a passion for reading, writing, wildlife, environmental conservation, politics, and social justice. After some soul searching, I decided to marry all of my passions into one and create a business writing about the issues and topics I've always cared about the most. It was a way for me to make a difference and amplify the voices of under-represented people, endangered animals, and the Earth itself.
I was born and raised in New York and worked for most of my adult life as a waitress and bartender. The industry taught me a lot: customer service, human behavior, problem-solving, multitasking, mental quickness, and how to bite my tongue around stupid pe... I mean, patience. Lots and lots of patience. ;)
I genuinely love learning and am easily fascinated by pretty much everything. I've studied creative writing, journalism, photography, vegan nutrition, Ayurvedic wellness, herpetology, some light Spanish, and American politics.
You know the quote; a jack of all trades, but master of none.
When I’m not writing, I’m also writing. I’m an aspiring novelist and hope to have my own published works one day. But when I’m really not writing, I’m doing all kinds of stuff: cooking vegan food, reading, gaming, taking pictures, practicing calligraphy, crafting, drinking red wine, hanging out with my cat Azura, spending time with friends and family, exploring nature, listening to music, or secluding myself from the outside world while watching TV and movies for 8 (or 12) hours straight.
My pleasures are simple. I love my family, my friends, my cat, helping animals, being creative, working independently, appreciating nature, and most importantly, using my platform to do what I can to change the f*cking world. - SW
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
“We suffer for the simple reason that suffering is biologically useful. It is nature’s preferred agent for inspiring change. We have evolved to always live with a certain degree of dissatisfaction and insecurity, because it’s the mildly dissatisfied and insecure creature that’s going to do the most work to innovate and survive.”