Those of you who have been with me for a while now know that I'm no fan of my day job. By no means is it what I ever aspired to do in life. It's stifling, boring and extremely stressful, but let's not get into that today.
I know one good thing that came out of it though: it led me back to writing.
I never thought of writing in any other fashion except that it was my outlet, something of a second nature that I not only used to express myself, but also something I truly enjoyed.
I've always written... for as long as I can remember, but only in the last two years did I start thinking that maybe I wanted it to be a career instead of just a hobby. This was what I wanted to be when I "grew up".
They always say you'll enjoy your job if you truly love what you do. And I truly love to write. And I wish more than anything that it could be my "day" job.
But you can love more than one thing. And this is what got me thinking.
Since I'm not cut out for my actual day job, what would I be if I couldn't make a living from writing? It's good to have more than one dream, even while you're still reaching for the one you want the most.
I must confess - I have lots of dreams. I'll share one with you today.
If I couldn't be a writer, I think I'd like to be a chef or a baker... something to do with food. That would probably be my second choice. I like to experiment and create things from scratch... and thank goodness most of them have been edible... so far.
I wouldn't give up writing though... I think I'll always have that, even in the background... just because I don't think I can live without it.
And, of course, now I'm curious about you ;)
What's your back up plan? What else do you love to do? What did you want to be when you grew up?