According to THIS WEBSITE, it is Explore Your Career Options week. I blogged about this on my personal writing blog, but wanted to post something here because the topic fascinates me.
When I was younger, I considered many different career options. I got married young and never went to college, but instead worked various jobs, trying to find something I loved. After all, writing wasn’t exactly considered a “real job” and I certainly couldn’t make any money doing it, right? Well, after several years of resisting the one thing I was passionate about, I finally succumbed and began to pursue my dream. And I couldn’t be happier about my decision. I am now doing something I love and getting paid pretty well, too!
If I had to give up writing (God forbid), and choose another profession, I’d probably become a psychologist, as I love digging into the reasons we do what we do. And, I have to say, my love for the human psyche comes in handy when I’m writing my novels.
So I’ll ask the same question I asked my own blog readers:
What would you be if you weren’t a writer? Or, if you have another career, what do you do and how do you make time for your writing?