Hello! First, I'll just say I'm really, really, really bad with introductions. I never seem to know what to write for the simple fact I hate writing about myself. Secondly, I'm a nursing student at the moment. Although, I've always wanted to write; I had dreams of writing when I was in high school. I won writing contests, had my work featured in newspapers, and was even offered an internship at a publishing company all before I'd even turned 18. Unfortunately, my family and teachers thought my dream was unrealistic and pushed me down a more practical route. Not that I blame them or anything - I'm quite happy with the way my life turned out. Even though I've worked at least ten different jobs and switched my major about five times, I finally decided to settle on a career choice. But I always have that lingering feeling of what if... And finally, I'm here because I still write from time to time. The old saying is if you don't use it, you lose it which is apparently true. While I could easily string together poems in my youth, I find it much harder these days. I still write short stories from time to time and once I start, it's like the words flow magically from somewhere inside me and it feels good. Also, I'm really shy about posting on forums. Weird - I know. I'll post sometime but I think I might do more lurking than posting. I hope that's ok! But I also hope to meet other people who are writers so that we might learn from each other (hence the reason I'll actually post sometimes)! Thank you for taking the time to read this.