Hi there! I'm Julie Starling, writer, warrior and chief dog-walker at Wild Dingo. I dabble in a sundry of creative mediums, from photography and graphic design to WordPress and print publishing to tell entertaining stories. Some of my stories are humorous. Some are serious. In all my stories, I strive to deliver an inspiring message, but sometimes they are just silly distractions from life's daily humdrum and drama.
Everybody has a story to tell, but few have the time to write an inspiring one. Stories connect us. Good stories captivate us. Powerful stories change lives. Yet, it’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it that sparks that connection. When you raise the quality of your words, you create that lasting impression. Good stories reflect not just your ideas, but your voice too. I can help you find your voice to tell your story with pizzazz!
Eight years, twenty-five doctors, no diagnosis. Five infections missed. One immune system, shattered. Forty medications and heaps of strange herbs and supplements, consumed daily. Five years of daily needles and IV therapy. Eight alternative therapies. One depleted retirement plan. Thirteen years of watching life go on without me. This is Lyme Disease. This is my journey to recovery. This is my story of hope.
To distract myself from the difficulty of treating chronic Lyme disease, I picked up the camera and committed to a 365-photography project: one photo per day, posted on social media. Those with Lyme disease know just how difficult it is to stay connected to people and the world around them. Photographing tiny bits of nature just outside my door demonstrated the value of every living being in the world, no matter its size. The project became a book, "Wild Distractions." In colorful short stories that complement striking photography, I draw many parallels between human and animal behavior with humorous themes of anthropomorphism.