You know, as kids, we always changed our minds on what we wanted to be when we grew up. I changed my mind a few times. First I was going to be a nurse, helping people out. But then I found out that to be a nurse, one should probably not puke everytime there was bodily fluids visible. Then I wanted to be a police woman but the news scared me and seeing anything about an officer getting hurt just made me say no way even more. And I’m sure there were a few other career choices in there that I nixed for one reason or another. But then, I KNEW exactly what I wanted to do! I was going to be a famous actress! I wasn’t sure how I would go about it, but that was my ultimate goal. I made this choice when I was 8 years old. I would prance around my room acting like I was an actress and I was acting out my roles. I had all these little scenarios running through my head. I wish I had written some of them down at the time. I bet they would have made some AWESOME stories. LOL
Now, I still held onto the notion that I was going to be an actress, but I also realized (when I was 11 years old) that I had a knack for making up stories in my head. Turning little everyday situations I experienced into something that could be filled with drama, with a ton back stories. And so I began to write them down. And I knew, that I could also be an author. I’d be an actress who wrote and could probably write her own scripts for her own movies! But alas, I found out that I had a MASSIVE case of stage fright. I tried out for a High School play and ended up not being heard over the rattle of the paper I was supposed to be reading off of because I was shaking so bad.
But my love of writing never waivered. My love of reading is still as strong today as it was when I was 7 and would go into the library with 2 big bags and come out with them full of books. And even though I struggle to find time to write as often as I would like (but for the very best reasons), I still find time to write even for a few minutes a day.
So, here’s hoping that the dream I began at the age of eleven comes true in the next few years ahead.