Do you ever talk yourself out of your dreams? Today’s blog interview with author Kelly Cain will encourage you to talk yourself into your dreams.
Kelly’s book Altered is launching tomorrow, so let’s celebrate with her!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
The first memory I have of planning a career, about age 8, I wanted to be a psychologist. My parents owned homes for the developmentally disabled and I was fascinated by the work the visiting psychologist did. Eventually that changed to a computer scientist, then a lawyer.
What do you do now?
By day, I’m a data analytics advisor for a Fortune 500 corporation. By night (and any spare minute I have), I’m a writer of multicultural romance stories.
I’m giving you a super power that will make your biggest dream come true–guaranteed. What’s going to happen?
I’m going to be in a relaxing environment surrounded by more books than I could possibly read in ten lifetimes with unlimited time to read them, then even more time to write a matching number of them.
Did you ever give up on your dreams?
Yes, I did with becoming a lawyer. I went to law school for a year, but didn’t finish. Now I write about law school and lawyers because I suppose I really never gave up on it completely.
What advice do you have for people who are trying to decide if they should chase their dreams?
You can’t listen to the “experts” or the negativity surrounding how difficult it will be to realize your dream. Two years ago, I dreamt of writing even though there are so many statics out there of why that’s an improbable dream. There are even more people out there discouraging becoming a published author. I’m so happy I ignored the noise.
If you were a superhero, who would you be and why?
Marvel Girl (part of the X-Men). She can time travel among other things. I have an intense passion for history and what better way to pursue that passion than to be able to visit interesting time periods at my leisure?
At first, I saw him as everyone else did.
But then, I saw him for who he really was.
Recognized the beauty beneath the pain.
Loved the quirks disguising the insecurity.
Embraced the man who hid behind the boy.
But there was so much more…
More I didn’t know.
And once I did, I couldn’t let
Of the boy.
…even if his past is threatening
Nothing will alter what we’ve built.
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