Ten years ago, I would've said my being a writer was crazy. At the tender age of nineteen, I wanted to be an actor/opera singer. I thought I would be married by now, living in NYC or London or Paris. I would've been on Broadway or the Met. Oh, yes, I was ambitious and had goals that shot to the stars and above. I studied to be an actor/opera singer, but then things fell apart. It didn't bring as much joy, and the road looked to be so hard. I had to admit although I had some talent, I wasn't good enough. I knew this.
Today, I'm single, still living at home (don't make enough to live on my own and have too many bills...yes, those student loans kill you), and I'm a full-time library assistant by day, a part-time freelance editor (often by day and night), and a writer (day and night). It's not what I had planned, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
As for the future, I don't know what will happen. Ten years from now, I hope I'm still writing. I hope I've paid off my student loans and tried not to acquire more. Oh, shiny MFA in Creative Writing and/or Masters in Library Science, you tempt me so. It'd be nice to have a place of my own for my books and I might live there too. *laughs* It'd be nice to have a novel in the library/bookstores/etc.
Turning 29 wasn't bad, and I am really looking forward to 30. I feel like I'm at a good place in my life. Now, if I could just stop wanting to rush things to get that novel ready to submit to agents. True, I have time, but I would like to reach that step before 30. *grins*
Good luck and Happy Birthday :)
29 is a great year. But the 30s are better!
It's good to be reflective around birthdays! I thought I'd be in an orchestra permanently by 30, but alas, I teach a billion flute lessons instead.
When I reevaluated my life, I started writing again, because flute eclipsed all of that after high school and I'm glad I did. I'm glad you did, as well!!
Lisa - I'm glad to hear someone thinks 30s are better. *grins*
Aubrie - Thank you! I sometimes wish I had gotten into writing earlier than I did. Then again, it might would've been a harder road when I was younger. I could've gotten discouraged and given up. I don't think that'll happen now because I do think I've been successful. I love writing so much too. It's a great outlet for my creativity. I'm glad you're writing too. Now, I need to read the new stuff you sent me. *grins*
Times are tough but you'll make it and realize all your goals :)
Happy Birthday and I hope you make your goal before you are 30!!
Shelley - Thank you!
It's good you wouldn't have it any other way! I hope life continues to treat you well as you get to thirty. ;)
Hey---just wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday and tell you I gave you the Stylish Award!
*Stylish Blogger Award
Aww! Thank you, Margorie!
It's funny how things change so much in ten years. I bet in ten more, things will be even more different, but I still hope you're writing, too. ^_^
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