Although I've been an aspiring writer for as long as I can remember, I'm also a procrastinator. Life issues have obscured the path with their tangled vines. Now I am attempting to clear the way and allow writing and creativity back into my life.
I began writing when assigned a project in 4th grade. I loved it! In junior high and high school I found friends who collaborated with me on Star Trek stories. The stories were terrible, but we had a great time writing them. In college I began with an English major but was sidetracked by a boyfriend. I wound up with a Broadcasting degree (and a minor in Theatre). Although I wrote screenplays for the movies and film projects that I did, my writing dropped off as life vines began overgrowing the path.
Work was the next obstacle. I began first a typesetter and then a desktop publisher. I was good at it, following this career for 10 years, but I hated it. Finally, I gave it up and started in a new field as an Administrative Assistant. Recently I was promoted to Group Operations Assistant. I love working with the Engineers; they're really great guys.
This was where I met my husband, also an Engineer. We married in 1999 and had a son in 2001. My life is crazy but so full with work (now part-time) and my little family. (And suddenly I realize that my life is filled with Guys!)
But I still long for the creativity and passion of my first love, writing. In the past year or so I have been trying to get back to it. I'm a bit rusty, but I am trying to find my voice once again.