Since I could lift a crayon, I’ve been a storyteller. I rambled off broken sentences, scribbled away at drawings, all in an effort to share the stories in my head with the people around me. As much as I loved it, though, a career of telling stories seemed impossible.
Instead, I began adulthood with nearly a decade in the Air Force. Then, I left the service to follow my wife as she pursued dreams of her own. I gave an honest effort at a business career after that, but it never felt right. That childhood dream refused to retreat.
Now, I have a chance to rethink my future and begin pursuing the storytelling career I should have chased from the beginning.
Ursula K. Le Guin said, “The creative adult is the child who has survived.” That holds true for me. I’m still a kid at heart, and I plan to make that child proud.
Thanks for joining me on my journey.