People always say that you in order to find your passion in life, you need to look at what you are good at and what you used to love to do as a child.
Now, I’m not sure if this saying applies to everyone, as some kids I knew used to love eating sand and rolling around in the mud. All fun things, but not exactly high paying career prospects.
For me, I loved to make up stories. I loved the architect of my own imaginary world. Where the characters would be wild and adventurous. Where the landscape would be beautiful. Where I had a say in everything that happened.
It was my form of escaping. In my real world, I was constantly ill. I was constrained to the four walls of my home. As I climbed on my windowsill to watch the outside world, I saw children climbing trees. As they would run around and get breathless from laughing and playing hide-and-seek. I would get asthma attacks by walking from one room to another. In my real world, I was restricted to what I could by my immune system.
In my imaginary world, I was free. I sailed across the oceans with pirates to find the hidden treasures of the world. I fought against the worst villains to save humanity. I made millions of friends on my journeys. I jumped, I skipped, I ran, I laughed. In my mind, I was limitless and it was my mind that helped me get through my childhood.
Now, although it sounds as if it is, this isn’t a sob story. At my current age of twenty-five, I am happy with my life and I am healthy, most of the time. Now, I choose to create worlds and characters through my writing because I love to not because I have to.
And so, I would like to embark on another adventure. One of learning how to write well. And, I want to share my journey with anyone who will listen. Because, perhaps, my discoveries will help you in your writing too.
I have a day job, like everyone else. But my dream is in writing. That’s when I feel most alive. I’m sure it won’t be an easy task but I plan to give it my all.
I hope you will gain nuggets of knowledge from my findings and you will stay with me on this journey.
Until next time. X