Oh, I’m so sorry my bloggy friends. I have been hellishly overwhelmed with my final weeks of going to WSU. Which brings me to… I’m going to take an extended break from college.
When I first returned to school after my baby-making hiatus, I knew I wanted to go into writing. At the time however, I thought that the only way I could be successful (i.e. make money) with writing is to do technical writing, specifically grant writing. I used to be very involved with the nonprofit sector and I thought this would be a good fit for me. But here’s the thing: I hate technical writing!
I had never considered creative writing as something I could do full time. It was my wonderful hubby that pushed me with a “Why not?” It all hit me - why not pursue what I’ve been doing as a hobby since fifth grade?
We were finally in a finical situation where my income would really not matter at all and I should be doing something I love because, well, shouldn’t we all?
Maybe I never considered it a career because most feel like a “real” career means you make money and writers do not always make money. Or, maybe it’s because, though I feel I have strong ideas, I have weak writing skill and even worse grammar. My dad always says I’m the best writer he knows. Sure, from a loved one, praise might be just all hot-air but maybe there is something to it.
Back to my point, I just started taking my writing seriously a few months ago, and it’s going really well, so I want the change to work on it more. Hence, ’m going to take an extended break from college (so I can write).
I’m here to tell you, stick it out for one more month and I will be back full force, writing and updating and blogging. My goal for this summer is to pursue publishing so I promise it will be something interesting to follow. I have not forgotten the pledge, I’m in it for the long haul.