Where it all began…

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.


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