I've never been one of those women who desperately wanted to have a blossoming career. I've never had huge ambitions I felt a desire to fill workwise. I wanted to be an air hostess as a little girl, mistakenly thinking it was glamorous and latterly towards my teens I wanted to be a journalist perhaps moving to tv and reading the news! Something happened to change that though and that thing was fate...Fate intervened and instead of pursuing University I ended up taking time out after school and found myself a year later working in a plastic factory! Of course had I not followed this route I would never have met my future Husband nor had my Daughter. Obviously, Husband is now ex-husband but shit happens! I am a firm believer in fate and trust my belief that if something is meant to be it will be, if not then it ain't gonna happen. Maybe this is why I never really have regrets about anything.
Despite the slight change in plans over the years (slight change? top tv journalist to Mum of two and part-time Barmaid!) I still have one ambition which has stayed with me since I was about 9 years old. I would love to write a book.
I wonder how many other thousands of people have that ambition in them? I was a big reader as a child, always had my nose in a book and things haven't changed any. If I get some free time I can always be found curled up on the sofa or in the garden with a book in hand. I haven't pledged alligance to any particular genre either. I will read almost anything and everything perhaps with the exception of sci-fi which I'm not too keen on and I may have a bit of a leaning towards biographies but only because I'm nosy!
I loved English at school and enjoyed all the book reports that everyone else hated! I even enjoyed studying Shakespeare. I think I am the only person I know who actually looked forward to their higher English!
So with one amibition I would indeed like to fullfill I find myself wondering, how hard can it be?
I have given the matter some thought over the years and have come up with a few ideas but they're just not right...yet. Maybe one day I'll get the right idea for a story and the rest will flow naturally. Aye right, not likely! They do say that you should write about what you know though and witha life and family like mine I reckon there's a book in there somewhere!
So watch this space and who knows one day I may just be telling you I've written a book!