Thanks for you insight! I want you as MY MENTOR!!!! I want to follow my dreams but am continually crushed under the weight of financial responsibility from now until the foreseeable future. My dream is to write full time and make the same living I do as a special education teacher. I have been so happy writing - it's what fuels me and brings me back to myself. But so far I can't see a way in to doing it full time. Like many of us, it can be something I accept and am fine with some days, and something that makes me very sad on others.
You sound extremely wise and bold!
Thanks for your comment....