Remember your childhood? When you were allowed to dream? Some people give that up to live a more practical life, and others stay determined to pursue their passions.
Unfortunately, a person, wishing to pursue her passion, does not always get support. She may come across family or friends who resent her, who want her to “grow up.” If you want to become a writer, but you don’t have a support system, then you’ll have to learn to build your own confidence.
I’ve always been a math geek, graduating West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After school, the economy went bad, and it was hard for me to start my career.