Sometimes I wish I had a mind for science or math, or really any other subject that would result in a secure career. Engineering, maybe?
Don’t get me wrong–I absolutely love having a creative mind. Writing is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I could easily have decided to suck it up and get an education in any number of other subjects (non-math or science related, however) but I chose not to. And I do have a full-time 9-5 job. It isn’t related to writing, though, and will therefore not be my career in the long run. Because again, I will choose writing.
It’s just that the allure of job security and a heavy influx of money does sound oh-so-appealing from time to time. 🙂
Alas–that was not my lot in life. My passion lies with creativity in the form of writing.