A Few Days’ Thoughts on Writing: Day Three

I took a creative writing class when my kids were young, though.  That was fun.  But it showed me how much time great writing can take so this desire was put on one of those back burners that some mothers have.  Not all mothers have them, but I chose to stay home and raise my kids just as my mother had.  I didn’t feel I would do as great of a job, though, if I divided my time too much.  I am not the greatest at multitasking.  But I have never regretted the decision to put my kids’ needs before mine for a time.

Probably one of the greatest influences as to why I did not pursue a career in writing was the advice my dad gave me while I was still in high school.  My dad was not a dreamer like me.  He knew about my dreams, but he tried to teach me to be practical.  He told me to learn skills that I could use on a job.   I decided to take secretarial classes in high school which I liked.  I already had a typewriter that I hunted and pecked on to write my poetry, but I wanted to be able to type well like my dad.  So I took his advice even though I didn’t like it at the time.  He didn’t support my creativity very much, not as much as my mom.  But as I saw later in my life, I came to know why he gave me that advice.

And…I will tell you about that,



About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on August 13, 2013, in Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that. I intended for this to be a blog where I was only going to share my artwork, but it has turned into something more! I began writing again after years of not even having the desire to! Other people’s blogs have inspired me!


  2. I am loving your writing.


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