After some serious thought, I questioned if I could actually write for a living and enjoy it full-time, using the tools I have acquired from school in a creative yet structured way. I then thought about all the teachers who trained me to write, the ones who encouraged and also criticized. A pain-staking, life-consuming 17 + years of training to be exact. Almost 2 decades of technical writing with grammar execution and development of "voice" with expression of deep thought. In my last full-time semester at the Hugh Downs School of Interpersonal Communications at ASU, I spent hours upon hours writing 20-50 page reports on multiple subjects for several classes in order to finish my Bachelor's of Arts degree. It consumed my entire life while also working a full-time job in the meantime.
So I ask myself why I would put myself through any kind of forced writing ever again?
I feel this time will be different, this time I can actually be heard and get paid for the process. There's a good chance I may not have the qualifications, clout, and expertise for this position, but thinking about the possibility has definitely inspired me to start building a writing portfolio. All I can do is try and work on moving ahead, focusing on carving a desired life path for myself.
"It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it."