Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I am a Writer

Recently, I was at a family gathering with, coincidentally, my family. As usual, the questions that my relatives asked were the normals ones: how's my love life and what am I going to do when I graduate from college. How original.

My answers are always the same: single and I'm not sure yet.

Then I was asked if I was going to be a writer after I graduated.

I sort of stuttered before I replied, "I- I am a writer!"

I am a writer!

Sometimes I forget that I am already a writer. I get so caught up in my idea of a "writer" that I forget that I am, in fact, a writer. To me, a writer is someone who is published. Someone who is professional. But that's not true. I'm a writer even if I'm not published. If all I do is blog and only write half of a novel.

I am a writer! And I need to remember that when people ask me what I'm going to do. Or even what I'm doing now.

I'm writing because I am a writer!

Until Next Time,

The Hopeless Romantic

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