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has always been great inspiration!
1. Fess up, if you could do anything professionally what would it be?
I would love to be a writer or an author. I was an English major in college and although my concentration was literature, many of my elective courses were in writing. I absolutely loved it. I really enjoyed creative writing, even journalism, and my favorite course was on memoir writing. I wrote a piece for my final which was eventually published in a book. I'll never forget when that book came and I saw my story and my name printed on it. It was one of the proudest moments of my life!
2. What draws you to this?
I just love to write. It's been like therapy for me. I wrote a lot in college and kind of got away from it as a young adult. This past year has kind of been a topsy turvy one for me. That prompted me to start this blog. I thought it would be fun to do the fashion stuff and a great way to get myself writing again.
3. When did you first start dreaming about this ideal?
When I was a young girl I was obsessed with all of the "babysitter club" books. I read them, and re-read them, and re-re-read them! I used to think, "I would LOVE to write books like this!" Then in college when I saw my first article published on the front page of our school newspaper, I thought, "wow, I can do this!"
4. What's hold you back from going all in?
Having a family and a home and a mortgage means I have to have an income. It would be great to just write full time and see where it goes, but not realistic at this point in my life. I do feel passionate about my current profession (teaching) and I love to teach writing to my little students. It always amazes me how they come into school barely writing their name and they leave writing 4 sentence paragraphs. I feel proud knowing I taught them that. It's pretty neat :)
5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest. What's one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dreams?
Well I think I did take a step by starting this blog about a month ago, even if it was just a baby one. If anything it has me writing about something every day!
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