Hi! My name is Sam White, and I’m the creator of White Ember Writing. I created this brand in 2018 after a few failed attempts at being an Environmental Scientist. I’ve always been extremely passionate about the environment and doing what I can to conserve it, and wanted to turn it into a career - the only problem with that is that I’m f*cking terrible at math and science. (It turns out that being fascinated by ecology and biology doesn’t actually mean you’ll be good at them. Who knew?) What I have always been good at is writing. So I decided to take my love for the environment and my passion for writing and marry them into an exciting freelancing career. I’ve always been completely infatuated by the world around me, and I’ve finally found my own way to do my part in protecting it.
I was born and raised in New York, working for most of my adult life as a waitress and bartender. The industry taught me a lot about customer service, human behavior, problem-solving, multitasking, 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) but have always had a hard time conforming to the Western education structure. I’ve always learned better (and worked better) on my own. I’ve independently studied creative writing, journalism, photography, vegan nutrition, Ayurvedic wellness, herpetology, some light Spanish, and American politics. That’s right baby, I’m a college dropout, drink slinging, 21st century Renaissance Woman.
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, reading, taking pictures, practicing calligraphy, crafting, gaming, drinking red wine and spiraling (yes it’s a hobby), hanging out with my cat Azura, spending time with friends and family, exploring nature, going to concerts, 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 friends, my family, animals, being creative, working independently, 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.”