Don’t be embarrassed if you do. It is a question that could take a life time to reply. Some of us were lucky, figuring out exactly what we wanted to do at an early age.
Some stumble across their dream when they are very young, but do not realize it till they get older. Horror stories and puzzles thrilled me. Then, I started reading popular artists such as Poe and King. I was hooked.
I was not conscious that I wanted to invest my life in the realm of words until I was a freshman in high school. It was spring, one of those days where the rain had just stopped and the humidity was almost unbearable. The teacher, Mrs. Moore had one of those box fans buzzing in the window. Besides the fan’s constant buzzing the room was completely quiet.
It was the city broad proficiency test week. The day of the writing tests. There were two assignments, one with a prompt and one without. We were not great children but no one understood what they were going to write about.
My “pencil” has not stopped moving since. Throughout the following week, several unique members of the faculty approached me about my writing duties. It seemed that I was the talk of the school, scoring higher than some of the districts two million students.
What makes you happy in life won’t always reveal itself in an earth shattering moment of epiphany. Sometimes you must chase it down. Other times you have to fight through obstacles to realize you are doing what makes you happy in life and simply could not see it. Or perhaps you glimpsed it, but were in the wrong place. Whatever your situation is, unless you have found happiness, don’t stop looking.