First of all I’d like to say I have Absolutely No Idea why my Valentine’s post appeared a Week Late! User Error? Naw, couldn’t’ be. 😉
Career Aspirations when I was young(er), huh? Another stretch of the memory. I think at the bottom of everything all through my growing up I wanted to be a mommy. But since this is supposed to be PG, I’ll not talk about practice. 😉
On the side; I’m sure I wanted to be many other things, too. As a horse-crazy girl I wanted to own a horse ranch and ride race horses. Life managed to mess up my chances of marrying a cowboy/rancher or doing so on my own, and, well, I outgrew the chances of ever being a jockey. LOL! Not that I am large, but those riders are SMALL.
I probably wanted to be an actress at one time. I once starred in a high-school production of Up The Down Staircase. That’s about as far as that aspiration went. I would have liked to have been a professional singer, too. I know I have a beautiful voice because I’ve been told that many times. I sang in my school choirs. The furthest my singing aspiration’s gone is I now sing in my church choir where I am the lead soprano.
And now I’m an author even though I never aspired to write. Taking pen to paper, um, fingers to keyboard (LOL!) was probably one of the farthest things from my mind. I wasn’t even an avid reader. The aspiration to write came to me while on the recovery from my brain injury. (I did begin with pencil to paper, though, before I got my first computer back in the DOS days.)
As you all probably know; depression follows a traumatic injury. I dealt with it for a number of years until it became too heavy for my soul to bear and my relations to weather. I reached such a low point of unhappiness I prayed one night for happiness.
The next day I received the inspiration to write a story. When I realized writing made me happy, I knew my prayer had been answered. 🙂 Years went by before I was published, but I didn’t give up because I knew God’s plan was that I would be published. I mean, after all, He’d told me I’m a writer.
I’ve been published since May of 2013. I now have a three book romantic fantasy series out involving soul-searching time travel amidst supernatural wizardry, and I have others on my cyber-shelves waiting to be published.
I did get to be a mommy…