Hello there! I’m Jamie Hixon, and I have a lot of experience writing short bios about myself.
The thing is, I keep landing jobs where people need a little blurb about who I am—tailored to fit what I happen to be doing at the time. I’ve written bios as an actress, a director, a costume designer, a teacher, a writer, and as a choreographer. So I have penned a lot of paragraphs about myself, but somehow it is still hard. Maybe because it feels braggadocios. Or maybe I find it difficult to see myself as a professional anything due to a healthy dose of imposter syndrome. Anyway, here I go again, writing a slightly longer bio than usual. I’d call it a biography, but it’s not that long.
Like I said, my name is Jamie. Life has taken me down some fun paths and rabbit holes. Besides the jobs I mentioned above, I’ve worked as a public school teacher, a musical summer camp instructor, a vocal coach, a piano teacher, a professional Christmas caroler, and a singer in two different bands. (You haven’t heard of either of the bands, I can almost guarantee it.)
I’m also a wife, and a mother to three awesome kids. My youngest son was born with a very rare chromosome disorder called 13q deletion. We had some rough years, but he is one of the greatest joys in my life. Right up there with his brother, sister, and their dad. Family is very important to me.
There are other things that hold a large piece of my heart: I have a passion for stories. I love helping people. I do not enjoy every step of sewing (I’m looking at you, cutting and ironing!), but I do like the end result of having designed, having created, having made something out of fabric and time. I like being creative, whether that manifests as painting, making an elaborate dessert, writing music, or inventing new ways to keep my kids busy. I love traveling. I have long dreamed of owning my own theater company.
My hope is that you will find something useful while you are here. I like to think that is one of the main purposes of life, to help each other. As John Greenleaf Whittier said, “Thee lift me, and I lift thee, and together we ascend.”
See you at the top!