When you have a  passion about something I think you should pursue it.  As a child i loved to write stories and poems. I especially had a flair for suspense and drama. I began to write my own stories and read them to myself out loud. That was as far as I ever went with them. I convinced my work was good, but not good enough to share with others.

You will never know if you are good at something if you don’t put it out there for others to try.  Once you believe in yourself, others will believe in you too. It is never too late to follow your dreams.  Start out small, try your ideas out on others; you will be amazed at what they say.  How about all those people who invent things, do they know for sure that have a winner, or do they just take a chance?

The person who believed in me the most was my older sister, I heard her say so many times how good my stories were. I know now I should have listened to her. Time and time again she would say that we should write a book about our father’s mysterious past. We had a really good story to tell, and she was so sure I could do it. I regret to say that I waited too long, and she passed away suddenly. I couldn’t let her dreams die too, so I wrote ” Shadows of His Past” in her memory. More than that I learned to believe in my passion and follow it through. If anyone has any doubt about realizing their dream, I hope they read my blog!

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