Amby Phommachak

Content Specialist

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

– Maya Angelou

Amby Phommachak

Connect With Amby

How did you come to Digital Storyteller?

A friend and former colleague of mine, Shay, works for the company and she kindly referred me. She always had the best things to say about Digital Storyteller and when positions opened up, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me! I was looking for a new full-time job after spending years freelancing so it was impeccable timing too!

What’s one thing most people don’t know about your education or upbringing?

Most people don’t know that I struggled with dyslexia as a child. I had difficulties with reading, spelling and memorization. When trying to read or write, I would commonly invert letters and numbers. However, I was able to persevere and adapt to overcome my dyslexia. I always ranked high in school and on standardized tests and was placed in all the “gifted” and advanced classes. Many people conflate dyslexia with low intellect, but it actually isn’t correlated. In fact, many dyslexic individuals I know are academically successful. In my case, I was an honors student in high school who only took advanced, AP or college level classes. I won many English & writing awards. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from a prestigious four-year university. And now I work as a professional writer. The irony is not lost on me that I’m dyslexic and also write and read for a living. It just makes me a more thoughtful, detail-oriented and thorough writer.

What are your top 3 podcasts/ books?

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Daring Greatly by Brené Brown and the Unlocking Us podcast.

If you were to look back from the age of 80 and tell yourself anything what would it be?

I would tell my younger self to take more risks in life and not to always play it safe. Don’t wait for the right time to do something because you’ll be waiting forever. I would say to travel more at a young age and go on more adventures. Spend the money, you’ll make it back. But you never get back time so spend that well! And you’ll struggle and go through hard times, but just hold on because they don’t last. And to stop worrying so darn much. That’s a waste of the limited time we have in this world.

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