So....I've been thinking...Damn you, LSAM, for getting me thinking about my dreams again!
I want to be a published author one day when I grow up. I've always wanted to write. I wrote books as a child, showing them off to teachers and parents.
I've never managed to development a character or a plot, though. I don't think I'm that type of writer.
But I love to write. I express myself so much better in writing than I ever do when speaking to people. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a fairly effective communicator when I have to be, but it can be challenging.
Writing this blog has been the most cathartic, the most life-changing, the best thing I've ever done. It's not even my first blog, but it's where I feel most myself.
I think I want to write more - outside of just this space. When I grow up, I don't want to work for the man. I want to be the one in charge of my own destiny. I want to know that it's my effort, my blood, my sweat, my tears, my keyboard strokes that decides my fate. Many of you have told me that you enjoy what you read here. Some of you have been very open about how good you think my writing is - which seems strange to me, because I feel like I read many blogs that are so much better than my own.
So, I guess what I'm saying is that I'm going to start working towards making my dreams reality. I've got an amazing person backing me up and pushing me. We should all have people like that in our lives. It may mean I blog a little less, I don't know. It may mean that I blog about it, and share my progress.
But I figured since everyone who's ever read my posts are part of my inspiration, that you should hear it first. I think I'm going to go chase a dream.