People often talk about how you know you are a writer. Writers write. Maybe not every single day of their lives, but even when we aren’t writing, we are thinking of ideas to write about. Maybe not every minute of every day, but more often than not.
As I write this, I’m almost finished with Grad school. If all goes well, I will soon have my Masters Degree. I’ve been writing a lot the last seven months, it just isn’t the type of writing I would normally do. I have missed blogging so much, and I hope I can get back to writing what I want to write on a more regular basis soon.
I’ve been a writer since I was a child. I used to scribble down stories in the middle of church service and spent my summers reading books and writing my own stories. As a teenager and young adult, I wrote occasional articles for a local newspaper, kept a journal all the time and spent many hours out in nature as I scribbled away in one of my many notebooks.
Now, as I finish Grad school, I can’t stop thinking about my stories. I can’t stop wanting to write, needing to write, even if it is just for a short break away from more writing… my thesis. I’m taking a break from writing by writing. I can’t help it, it is who I am. I am counting down the days until I have more time to just write in the way I truly enjoy, which I’ve learned isn’t research writing. Don’t get me wrong, I like that too, but it doesn’t have the same draw as my stories. In the meantime, my stories will be there when it’s time for a break. #Youknowyouareawriterwhen