Are you on the path you really want to be traveling? Or are you letting fear or the expectations of others dictate your choices? If you are not on your desired path, then you are sure to live a life filled with regrets and what if's.
I read a post by Rachel Coleman, who blogs at Rachel + Co. I have to share her words with you, because I know there are many of you who need to read them.
We cannot let the fear of what others expect of us get in the way of our writing. If writing is the path you have chosen, or if it is the path that has chosen you, then have the courage to travel it. Everyday is a gift that must be used to get you to where you want to be going. I do not want to be in the face of tragedy only to realize I had let fears and expectations govern who I am.
it takes a lot of courage to say i want to be a writer.
it takes even more courage to say i want to be a writer more than i want to spend time with friends, or organize that drawer, or visit a neighbor, or volunteer at the kids' school, or contribute to my family's finances. when i write, there is a list of a 1,000 other things i could be doing with those hours. i look at that list in my mind's eye every day when i sit down to write. and i have to take fresh courage every day.