I FEEL THIS!
I've barely started my writing journey...mostly because...how could it possibly be my medium? I passed English in highschool, but I didn't have a passion for it. I didn't show any inherent skill for it. I spent half of my life as a blue collar labor worker. There was no proof or belief that I was a writer. I wanted to be an AMA pro rider or model...not a writer. It wasn't even a thought.
Now...it's that building of bricks that has showed me that writing is for me. But, not because it called to me. It was because of the elements that put it together for me. I wanted to be effective. I wanted to communicate. I wanted to get people to question. I wanted to be around people that I understood and who understood me.
Once I started writing for my podcast, I thought I needed to write just for that....but then I realized a way about myself. Writing pulled something out of me. It gave me the time and the isolated mental space to make me curious about thinking. It took all of the things I wanted to say, and put them into the digital ink.
And now, without any real education or knowledge for writing, it's the curiosity and the potential for connection that makes me a writer. And that's all I need. And it feels so write...after so much failure and embarassment and dead ends, I've found something that feels right.