A Non-Mental Health Blog Post
My favorite movie as a kid was Top Gun, so naturally, I wanted to be a fighter pilot.
By the time I was six, and I knew that horrible eyesight meant that my dream of winning Top Gun went out the door. It was around this age when I first started to write. I had been reading on my own since I was three years old, and my favorite subject to write as a kid was UFO/science fiction. I am not sure that I always wanted to be a writer, but I know that I am a kindred spirit with reading and writing.
Writing came out of being alone for most of my life. I have always felt outside of most people. I am a natural introvert, and I feel so energized by myself. For sections of my life, I lost my love for writing. It was partly because I was dealing with my mental illness issues, but it was always there, and writing will be a part of my life. We all have dreams when we are kids, but I also think that we find ourselves without us really knowing.