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You Are a Writer
“Why can’t you write like she does? It is not even her first language!”
My fifth grade Portuguese teacher was scolding the class after reading my paper out loud. The assignment had been to describe a spring day. After she finished reading it, the class audibly sighed as I got more and more uncomfortable. She knew I was a writer. The class knew I was a writer. It was only I that lacked that confidence. Besides, my parents told me I would starve if I chose writing as a profession. So, I chose engineering instead.
It wasn’t until the economy crashed that I discovered the true worth of my writing. It was the single thing that kept me afloat when no other jobs were to be found. I had found my calling, even though it had always been there. I had just chosen otherwise, for a time. It would have been far easier on me, if I had just embraced my calling earlier. I think that is true of most of us. We all have something special to share about ourselves, but we’re afraid we can’t express it properly. If you think there is something you want to express and can’t find the words, just email me at Moylan.claire260 at gmail dot com. I know how to take even the most disparate concepts and weave them into an inspiring and engaging story for others.
Claire Moylan has been a freelance writer since 2006. She holds a Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology and a Bachelor’s in Engineering. Claire has lived in many places, including: Brazil, Africa, Mexico, and nearly all 50 states in the United States. She hated traveling for quite a long time, but now wants to travel again. She owns a cat called Shakespeare who tells her to lighten up all the time and insists that nothing is so serious that a good game of kitty tag won’t solve. People think Claire is funny, but most of the time she is just being herself and can’t help it.