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A Long Journey

This blog has been somewhat of a journey for me.

It's followed my journey

of returning to school

full time,

in a different field,

other than my majority money maker.

At my age.

Eek!

That's somewhat unheard of.


When I first started this program

I had someone ask me

if I was taking time off work for my hobby?

I didn't give up my full time job

for a hobby ~

f#<k, at least I hope not anyway.


It made me realize

that some may think that I just

"signed up" for this program.

But that certainly wasn't the case.

It took a lot of work,

effort, time, talent and tears.


And it also made me realize

that some people

still do not view creativity and writing,

as an occupation.

Or a career.


And that's ok,

I have nothing to prove to those people.


So anyway,

this blog started

when I was inspired by a professor

to write

something

every day

that someone else

could read.


I met that professor

after I had met

a fork in the road.


A fork in the road

that presented itself

when I gave in

to the gnawing feeling

within myself

that it was time

for me

to FULLY open up

to something that I love.


To Give myself fully to something creative.


Not like the way I only half gave of myself to my acting career.

Or at times the way I gave three quarters of myself.

You only get what you give.

And when I gave, I received.

But I mean, time was different, I couldn't take a full time risk.

So I never received a full time reward.


But things change.

We change.

We realize what is more important.

Or

At least sometimes we do.


So I opened myself up to a leap of faith.


A leap of faith

that came

after a lot of really hard work.


Work that I did in the background

unbeknownst to most...

but not to my family,

they've known of my writing goals for many, many years.


(*see photo attached to this blog post)


Many hours spent

in the background of my life,

taking many,

many

part time

writing courses...

creative writing,

novel writing,

screenwriting.


All the writing.


After I had worked all day.

After I had met all of my personal life responsibilities

for the day.

I'd stow away

up to my office

and sit at my desk

and eventually

at a desk

that my children had gifted me

and Write.


And when my portfolio was solid

and the timing was perfect,

I applied to a program

knowing that IF accepted

that

it WAS meant to be.


So here I sit...

on the Eve

of the completion

of my Screenwriting Program.


What a journey it has been.




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