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,