Created: 13 years old
Now: 14 years old
Being a writer, to me, is about loving to create and express the world around you in words. You don’t have to earn a college degree to be one. So, here I am, college-degreeless, and proudly considering myself an aspiring writer at 13!
My “epiphany” (I’ll put it that way) of realizing that writing was one of my first true joys had a really long and rough journey in my 14 years of existing. I think it was 6 years old when I first wanted to be something. Thanks to my favorite TV show at that time, Sailor Moon, it really inspired me to be an artist. (particularly a manga or anime one.)But as time moved on, my love for animals wanted me to become a veterinarian, and my singing a singer. And then I wanted to drop everything and be a professional dancer at 12, but then I changed my mind and tried to get into acting. There were even fleeting moments when I wanted to become a chef, a fashion designer, and an interior designer.(As you can see, I’m easily influenced by a lot of things!*cough cough, tv*)
But I really didn’t feel right in some of these actvities.(especially the performing arts)But that’s what being a kid is all about. Discovering what you love to do, and tossing what you dread. Trial and error. It may be a long and tedious process, but it will probably prove very accurate results in later years. What I did notice over the years though were the hobbies that just naturally stuck to me. Those that survived happened to be writing, art, and food(cooking and eating!), health, and music (instruments especially). I remember when I was little, and even now, I would write these random stories about mice and roses (though I would still dread literacy like everyone else!). I would draw anything I could get my hands on, and I loved hanging around in the kitchen to see what my grandma was cooking. I can also play piano and the baritone(a baby tuba, as so I’m told) And I only finally realized all of this this year!
I’m not trying to say that I’ll grow up to be a world-famous author or anything. But I am saying that even though I won’t always be a teenager, I’ll always consider myself a teenage writer because that’s when finally discovered my passion for writing.