Growing up I thought I would be a teacher, an artist, or maybe an engineer like my father. I had friends who were writers, but I never figured that as a career for me. I love books, and have loved reading since I was a child, but I was never big on writing stories of my own.
At 34, I still don't think I will have a career as an author, but I do believe I have become a writer. I have been published in VOYA magazine and in an academic journal. I am a featured writer on Public Libraries Online. And almost anytime I get a chance to write for something I jump at it. I love to write papers for class, and I guess I just really do enjoy writing. Hopefully I will continue to have opportunities to be published, and I can continue to write online as well. My husband knows for sure that I have a lot to say, so writing gives me a way to keep on saying it without talking his ear off lol.
Another title that I can claim, that I'd have never thought of when I was younger, is runner. I am not the fastest runner, nor the most consistent, but I am a runner. My New Year's resolution was to run a 5k this year (without stopping), and I already accomplished that back in April, now I am focusing on running faster. My next goal is to do a 5k at a pace of a 14 minute mile (which is really slow), but once I hit that goal I can move to another one. Every time I get down on myself for being slow, I remember that there was a time a few years ago when I couldn't have even run a mile outside, let alone 3+ miles. I just need to keep my head down and keep going.