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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Magazine feature

When i was asked for the first time at school when i was 5 years old what i wanted to be, the answer was a writer. When i was 7, 8, 9 and into my teens the answer remained the same. I have always wanted to be a writer. My bucket list has wanting to write a book before im thirty a priority. 

At 15 and 16 i had two poems published in a compilation book, and i remember that feeling of achievement when i saw my name and work in print.

My first real experience writing was a column for 4 years in the local newspaper here Saskatchewan. I love it. Every week i would write my column. It began about me being an english girl in a canadian world, and the ups and downs and confusions, in humour of what that was like.

I had gone to university to study english so i could eventually come out with a degree that i could use to go into journalism. I dropped out at the age of 20, and it is sometimes hard to think of what i could have achieved if i had of stuck it out. But i know God's timing was for me to not be there, and i would not have come to canada with my parents had i have still been at uni.

So to put it bluntly people have told me out blunt that i would never be a writer because i dropped out of uni. Well to that, i honestly saw SCREW THAT! You have to pursue your dreams, no matter what qualification may be needed. You have to try harder to prove yourself, but its worth it. You have to open doors and windows that may looked closed, but you keep trying if you know its what your supposed to do.

I have recently had the opportunity to start writing for a new magazine called "Fine Lifestyles" and last week was the first time i have seen my name in a glossy magazine, and i have to say it is quite exciting.
I got to write about two local businesses in town, that appeared as double page spread. I am looking forward to more in the future.

I  believe God puts desires in our hearts, not to tease us, but to show us that he believes in us and he is willing to walk with us if we would only be willing to trust him.

I do not need a degree to prove myself. I just need to trust the lord, and who he created me to be.

I am proud of what i am accomplishing but not in a prideful way if that makes sense. i believe it wasn't possible without God. So i celebrate this achievement thanking him for putting these desires in my life and fulfilling them.

the bios in front of the magazine!

the double page spread with both of my articles.

Looking forward to the future in writing.

1 comment:

  1. Melanie here! I enjoyed this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com