Following your dreamFebruary 16th, 2012 by admin received Comments Off
My dream to be a writer has been with me ever since I can remember. I’ve always written stories I just never seriously pursued writing as a career. When I did decide that writing is what I wanted to do, I realized I’d have to give up a lot of things in my life.
I’d spent years breeding and showing dogs, building a reputation and a breeding program. But the dogs took up 6-9 hours of my day. In order to write, do it well, and consistently turn out a product and market that product, meant I needed those 6-9 hours a day to work on writing. I had to make a tough decisions. Write or stay with the dogs. I chose to write. I loved my dogs but I love writing more. It’s just that important to me.
Life is like that. Sometimes you have to give up things you have worked very hard at in pursuit of greater things that mean more to you. Sometimes those sacrifices are difficult and often seem impossible. But in my limited experience, so far those sacrifices have proven to be worth it. Taking chances is hard but when those chances pan out, life is so much brighter.