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When I was four, I wanted to be a paleontologist because I had a dinosaur book.
When I was six, I wanted to be a mounted police officer. Not just a police officer; no, I wanted to be the one that rode horses around to control parades.
When I was ten, I wanted to be a veterinarian.
When I was fourteen, I wanted to be an architect.
When I was sixteen, I wanted to be a youth pastor.
And it’s strange, because in the background of all of this, I always knew that my passion was in writing.
When I was four, I wanted to write. When I was six, I wanted to write. When I was _____, I wanted to write. I have always wanted to write.
And in my life, I have always waited. I sort of hoped that, if I waited long enough, one day I wouldn’t want to write anymore.
Because writing is HARD. There are so many risks in writing. There is rejection and failure. It is not for the faint of heart.
But I started doing this Choose Your Own Journal, and I began the Destination Journey.
On the journey, a question was posed: what do you think you will regret the most if you didn’t try or accomplish and why?
I looked at my life from every angle, and I realized something; I would regret never giving writing a chance.
Writing is difficult and frustrating. But I can’t live a life where I don’t write. And furthermore, I don’t think I could be satisfied if I didn’t write a book.
It’s not about the prospect of money or fame (as only about 0.001% actually get that). It’s because I know that it’s what God is calling me to do. And I don’t want to live a life running from His call.
So, I’m writing. And I don’t know everything. I don’t have all the answers. But I know that I’m where God wants me to be. And I know that I trust His plan.
In the comments, tell me the craziest job you wanted to have as a kid ⬇️