Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, my parents were immigrants and they raised us the best they could which meant both of them working in order to feed 3 girls and my grandparents. The importance of having a good education and finding a stable job in order to put on the table was never lost on me. I saw how hard my parents worked in order to support us and they would never think to deviate from the plan to follow our hearts instead of our brains. So I followed their teachings to a tee.
I went to university, majored in accounting (and gave up my dream to write in the process) and took a stable job.
And I let another 5 years past.
So why now?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer.
I remember, even as a little girl, I wrote down “writer” when my 3rd grade teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. In university, I was actually recommended to major in English by my first year English instructor. I never took her up on it.
I took the practical, guaranteed money making route and I gave up on my dream before I even tried to pursue it. I gave up on my creativity. And that decision’s haunted me for years.
I was tired of feeling like I didn't matter, that my voice didn't count, and I was sick of feeling like I had like my creative spirit drown in a sea of other people's expectations.
So I started a blog in 2015. It didn’t take off and since then I’ve revamped it into the website you’re on now.
I’ve learned a lot since 2015 and the biggest lesson I’ve learned is it’s never too late to embrace your creative spirit no matter how long you’ve been in the corporate world. It’s not easy but I’m finally fulfilling my childhood dream of being a writer.