Why I Chose Writing As My Major
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Why I Chose Writing As My Major

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Why I Chose Writing As My Major

When I tell people I am a writer, they usually give me a confused look and ask, "what can you do with that?" It is always funny to me because they all think writing is one of the toughest jobs to have, not in the doctor or lawyer kind of way, but in the finding a decent job with decent pay kind of way.

Yes, it is hard finding certain jobs, and it may not be prestigious, but it's what I chose.

Ever since I was a child, I always enjoyed writing. I hated math and science, and passing them wasn't that easy either. My teachers always complimented me on my writing, and even though english was my second language, when it came to writing, there no language barrier.

I was always the kid with such a giant imagination, I spent more time daydreaming than actually listening in school. I liked to put myself in mystical worlds where I'd be the hero and I'd save the world from a disaster. When I figured I could put my mystical worlds into writing, my horizons expanded and I was free. I was free to write as many worlds, characters, and stories as I wanted, and though no one really read the short stories i'd write, I was happy.

As I got older, my creative writing got better and my worlds expanded. I spent half of my time day dreaming and the other half reading books about magical characters where there was no limit to living. It was heaven, and I knew from early on that this was what I wanted to do when I got older. Forget being a lawyer or doctor, forget discovering the cure to cancer... I wanted to transport people to another place.

I write because it makes me happy. I chose writing as a career because I want to make others happy. Just how J.K Rowling makes millions of fans happy with the Harry Potter Franchise, I want to make millions happy with my books. I may not have many ideas yet, but as time comes, I will think about more stories that can be world changing. Stories that can open others mind and eyes, and can potentially change the world one step at a time.

I write because it is my freewill to do so. I want others to fall in love with it just like I did many years back. Words are everything. They are in our every day lives, we need words to express ourselves. I want others to see that writing is as important as a doctor or lawyer. We may not be the next people to cure diseases, but we are the people who keep the world a happy place. We bring a world into our world, and we keep the imagination going.

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