Being able to write something people actually want to read.
From the time I was in second grade until my sophomore year of high school, I wanted to be a children's book author. When I was in high school I got side tracked by music. What a detour that was! It took me until my junior year of college to realize that I didn't actually want a career in music. Oops. Even still, I don't regret a minute of it. Well, maybe that fourth semester of ear training...that wasn't awesome. But other than that, I'm so grateful for the opportunities music has opened up for me. And I do love performing; there's nothing quite like being a part of an amazing choir and presenting a beautiful piece of music.
But I digress. I love to write. When I was a junior in high school I discovered the joys of the research paper. No, I'm serious. I love writing research papers. I love surrounding myself with different books and articles and resources and working them together into a cohesive and intelligent piece of work. Maybe that should have been my first clue that I was headed in the wrong direction with this music thing. I had a college professor tell me in my last semester that I had a real gift for writing and should really consider pursuing it. Thank you, but where were you four years ago?
Now I have an opportunity to write again. I don't share anything exciting or earth shattering or deeply provocative. I'm probably not going to change the world or save a life or use my "talents" to shape the future president of the United States. But if I can brighten one person's day, then the time invested in this little blog is well worth it. As of the time this entry was published, my blog had 1921 views. That's pretty cool if you ask me! People have been interested in what I have to say 1921 times! I am flattered and honored that you have taken precious time out of your day to read what I have to say. And I know how precious that time can be! I feel so blessed that I can share something with the world. Hopefully it makes you smile.