I’ve been thinking for a while now, what is it that I really want to do with my life. What can I see myself doing for the rest of my life, that will truly make me happy?
I’ve been taking classes at a community college now for a little over a year, and have switched my major about three times. I guess you can say, I’m having a difficult time settling. Right now, I am currently enrolled as an Early Childhood Education student, which is great because I love children. Although, there is something else that seems to be missing. I enjoy writing, and am wondering if it’s too far fetched for me to do something with it.
So, I met with my academic advisor to get a second opinion. Now normally, I dread meeting with advisors, because I’m putting my trust in a complete stranger, who knows nothing about me, to guide me in the most appropriate direction academically. When I met with Vicki the other day, she completely through my stigma in the trash. She knew I was holding back as to what I truly wanted in life.
She got to the bottom of it, and asked me sincerely, “What is your dream job?” I responded with zero confidence in my voice, and in a warily, laughing manner how I’d like to be some sort of writer or author. Vicki put things into perspective for me, and the inspiration for me was flowing from her mouth. She said ” Well, you love kids, and you have a love for creative writing- you could write a children’s book, or even a series!” Its like this woman read my mind. She read me like a book ( no pun intended). The excitement and motivation was flowing through me, and I loved that she gave me the confidence, that I can reach for the stars. It may be difficult and challenging, but I could do this!
So here I am, 26 years old, part-time student, Early Education Major about to embark on a journey I have not taken yet, but going to! I have decided to throw the worry in the trash, the “What if’s”, the negative thoughts, and go full throttle. I am going to write a children’s book. I CAN DO THIS. Thank you Vicki =)