Writer, community builder and internet lover Nora McInerny Purmort talks about constantly writing out stories when she was a child, often with story prompts from her father who was a copywriter who secretly wrote novels. She talks about writing a regular column for the Southwest Journal when she was an adolescent and how she figured being a professional writer was just something that would happen in her life.
“As soon as the internet was a part of my life, I was enamored of it.”
Nora talks about she and her husband Aaron getting his initial pathology report and not understanding what it said, but knowing it wasn’t good. She talks about why she stopped looking up medical terms online, how much time and energy she’s put into keeping her shit together and the value of not trying to evaluate every feeling she has.
“I have never thought of myself as a person who can give anybody any type of valuable advice.”
Nora also talks very openly about trying to give her son a life full of stories about his dad without letting the loss of his dad a very early age define who he is.