When people ask me if I’ve always been a writer, I pause to consider their question. It’s one I’ve often asked myself.
It certainly wasn’t a career choice many years ago, of that I am certain. As a young teen, I wanted to become the first woman astronaut.
I loved flying in planes and envisioned a trip to outer space.
However, life tossed me a curve and took me in another direction.
My road was meant to be on another path — a stable one upon the ground.
I have had many jobs — from waitress, banker, accountant (ad agencies, radio stations, and real estate offices) to bookseller. I believed I had found a home with Borders Books. I often told my bosses that I would be working until I retired. Or so I thought…
Yet, it wasn’t until after I finished writing Dragon Knight’s Sword that I remembered where it all began. Something kept nagging me in the back of my memories. Had I not done this before? Write stories, poems, and plays? Pen my feelings into diaries?
Of course I did!
I had started many moons (decades) ago when I was young and fresh with ideas. As you can see in the photo above, this was one of several diaries. It spanned five years and is crammed with daily musings, along with stories, poems on the loss of beloved pets, and dreams.
This is where it all started. I had forgotten. Buried, until a time when I was ready. I have come full circle.
Back to the beginning…
Have you landed on your career path of choice, or are you still searching?