Today’s post topic: What occupation did you want as a child? Given what you know now as an adult (or more of one than you were), would it have been a good choice for you?
That is easy for me, and you will know why if you’ve been following my blog. The occupation is “writer,” and all these years later, I am still trying to break into the world of professional writing. I think what held me back when I was younger is the “work ethic” instilled in me by my parents. To them, something as tenuous and esoteric as writing was not a “real” job. People who have the mindset they have never believe in anything that relies on creativity or “being artistic,” nor do they think of those jobs as “real” jobs.
As far as it being a “good choice,” I don’t know what could be a better fit for me. I have been a “writer” all my life, have written almost daily since I was very young. I have so many ideas. I have to write them down, at least in a journal, or I feel like my head is going to explode.
So, having adjusted my own mindset, I am going for it. It’s time I made my own dreams come true, not the expectations of others.