At different points in my life, I’ve wanted to work within different fields. I always seemed to change my mind, sometimes I would just feel like it didn’t fit who I was, although I wasn’t sure who I was back then.
In some cases, I was put off by the words and opinions of others. “Get serious”, are two words I’d hear often.
I used these reasons, along with my ongoing mental health struggles, I just gave up on the goals. It was for the better, though.
The earliest career path I remember wanting to take as a child was working with fresh water habitats, after picking up books about pond life and river life in the library after I was taken off the school’s reading scheme.
I remember being interested in the anatomy of leeches the most.
People around me weren’t interested in what I was saying, so it was never encouraged and the fickle mind of a child wandered elsewhere.
As a teenager, I had dabbled with the idea of being a teacher, but I was told I was too quiet, then an unpleasant appointment with a career advisor nipped that idea in the bud.
It truly made me uncomfortable. I had no idea what I would be doing at 16, I barely knew what day it was half the time!
I wasn’t ready for college, either time I was sent. So I won’t dwell on this for long. I remember wanting to work with troubled children, or with social services. Sadly, my mental health issues had started to manifest at this stage, and when a lecturer told me that my idea was too difficult to get into, I gave up. This wasn’t the main reason, but it didn’t help.
I always used to enjoy English classes in school, and when I fell into a rut I decided to take up writing again.
It was nice to get a break from feeling stuck, and over time I found myself becoming more confident.
I got noticed by Geek Blogs Unite and joined that communoty, and I even got another writing gig with Esports Wales!
Now, I plan on improving what I do, and branching out.
What did you want to do before you chose to be a writer?
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