Welcome to the Deep Sea

Hi! I’m Mai Koythong. I write about life, relationships, and lessons big and small. Deep Sea was my little creative experiment to see if I could publish something every Friday for a year. I did it! I may pick this back up at some point, but I am currently busy with other creative projects at this time. If you’d like to see more of my writing, check out somethingsomething or my professional portfolio.

Why did you do this to yourself?

Great question. Three reasons:

1) I wanted to have a more consistent relationship with personal writing, which I love, and I wanted your help keeping me honest.

2) I love connecting with people and sharing experiences. I think I have some worth putting out there. Hopefully they inspired, and at the very least gave pause for reflection.

3) Putting yourself out there is scary. But when I have, I’ve grown. I like growing. Growing is fun! Scary and fun is a good combo.

Cool thumbnail illustrations, btw.

Thanks! All thumbnail illustrations are by Icons8. I color edited them. (My newsletter icon is all me, though!)


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