As a kid raised in North Carolina, my loves were writing, art projects, and going to the movies with my dad. When I grew up, I was going to make movies that changed people's lives.
So after college at Duke, I moved to Los Angeles. There I worked my way up to my dream job: presenting the stories of upcoming films for a world famous movie studio.
It was sexy and fun. I collaborated with filmmakers and met celebrities. And I was doing what I wanted to do: working on movies that had an impact on people's lives.
But once I finally got my dream - I realized it was just a job, not a life.
I told stories about stories, but I wasn't changing lives through my work. But I had a crazy idea: what if I used my skills in storytelling and design to help real people tell their stories? Maybe that would be a way I could make a more meaningful impact.
I needed to know the answer, so I quit my dream job. I left Hollywood, moved back to NC, and started a business to be creative support for your life story.
It was this crazy idea that turned into Greatest Story Creative in late 2013.
I gave up everything to do what matters most to me: telling your story. I learned that sometimes you have to quit your dream job to live your dream. And, as it's true for all of us, I found the story I can change the most for the better is my own.
Annie lives in Durham, NC with her wonderful husband of three years, Gus. When she's not helping someone tell their story, Annie's baking something gluten-free, tackling a house project, or watching a Disney movie. For recipes and more fun, visit her personal blog, anniemade.