I’ve had a good number of jobs in my life, even counting a stint as a professional student. But I haven’t had a career yet. I haven’t run into that profession (where I’ve actually been paid) to do something for that kind of time.
The only career I can really imagine at this point is that of a writer, and while I’ve gotten some pay for that, it’s not been anything sustainable, yet. I still have hopes to make this happen and have been pushing this as one of my new directions.
I’m not just hopeful or optimistic that this will become my career, but excited. I love the idea of writing novels and putting them out there. I know I can do this as a career, even on a deadline. I have dozens of ideas waiting to be written down and birthed into the world.
Like many careers, writing is one that must be broken into, and is hard-fought to achieve, but even with repeated delays I have not given up hope and continue to work towards it.