When I was young, I really assumed that I would be a journalist, or at the very least, working for my county's paper, who's building is not too far from where I live. I would have been perfectly happy as an assistant or secretary, as long as I was in the weeds of a newspaper, I knew I'd be in heaven.
I still wish I could have all that, but the choices I have made, made e realize that I was better off doing my own reporting online, either by writing in my own blog or for a website that allows freelance writers.
Creating my own little niche in the blogosphere has really helped my writing process. My thoughts are much more fluid than they were when I first started out 10 or 11 years ago.
I am excited to see what the next ten years will bring.