I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. A memory that stands out in my mind was at the age of 13, I was made to stand out in front of the class and read my essay out. I had been given an A+ and the teacher said to the class “this is exactly what I was looking for in a story well done Jean!” I couldn’t believe the feeling of happiness, to have my writing acknowledged in this way, it was nerve wracking but I was on cloud nine. Since then I have attended writing workshops and again I have had the opportunity to read my writing out to others where I’ve received compliments and encouragement, but I’ve still never had anything published, until now. Does this make me a ‘writer’, I hope so. I haven’t had anything published and been paid for it, but I can’t help think this is another of those nerve wracking moments where I am standing in front of people displaying my writing and hoping they want to read it and are interested in what I have to say. A few days ago I did have a moments relapse where I thought, why am I doing this blog, for what purpose? Then in the space of a few hours someone liked a post and someone else followed me. Thank you both for doing that. It was a wow moment, to once again have that feeling of excitement that someone liked what I had written, it doesn’t get any better than that, and because of that first ‘like’ and ‘following’ I will continue with this blog and just see where it takes me because as J K Rowling wrote “Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve”. So like me even if it is nerve wracking, give it a go, whether its trying photography, cooking, knitting or running a marathon, it’s worth giving yourself a chance to shine in something, to gain confidence and to prove to yourself you can do it because I do believe anything is possible if you put your mind to it, it’s never to late.