When I was very young, I learned that I was different from other people my age. I was smarter and more mature both mentally and physically. I didn’t fit in. That’s when I began writing. I learned that I could communicate better through my skill in writing. So from the time I was about eight or nine I started writing. I wrote about anything and over time I increased my skill in it. I became good and I began communicating more descriptively and could show images in people’s mind through my words. I found something that I was good at. Something I could use to communicate my feelings through. It was a hard trip to get to where I am now, let me tell you a little bit about that.
In sixth grade I was in an English class taught by a woman who for the purpose of this article we’ll call Mrs. G. Mrs. G was a mean, cruel woman who decided that for that year of my life she wanted me to be miserable. She would give me the lowest grade possible even though my skill in writing was better than most people’s in that class. But I survived it and didn’t let that stop me. I believe that in order to become good at any skill, be it dancing, writing, drawing, etc., you have to have three things:
- Intelligence about what skill you are trying to master and what that means
- Determination to learn it to the best of your ability
- Confidence that no matter what anyone else says you can do it
If you have those three things then you have everything you need to master the skill that you want. I’m not saying that it will be easy, or anything remotely close to that, but you can do it. As I got better at writing, I began writing books. I now have two books published and more in the making, but I realized that I prefer writing columns and articles. I want to be a columnist. I enjoy giving advice and helping people in anyway I can. Learning any skill is difficult but as long as you believe in yourself that you can do it then it’s not as hard in the end as you thought it was going to be. Just believe in yourself and what you’re doing and you’ll go far.