When I was little I wanted to be a singer. So I wrote about it. I even imagined what kind of life I would live, who my friends would be and what I would sing about. There was a whole story in there, filled with drama and surprises. But then there came the annual school fest. I enrolled in the choir and was prepared to give an unforgettable performance. Whenever I started singing at the rehearsals I would see people dropping whatever they were doing and looking at me. They were staring and I felt good. I knew they were probably shocked at my talent. Until one day, when my teacher came to me during the rehearsal. She looked at me and said that she wanted to tell me something. This was my time! She wanted to congratulate me on my lovely voice. With a big smile on my face I asked what it was about. "Can you do me a favor when we start singing at the fest? Can you, please, just mimic the words without actually singing?" I was crushed back then. But I had also learned one of the most important lessons in life: focus on what you are really good at. My teacher may have been harsh but her goal wasn't to spare my feelings. It was actually to help me on my path to success. Of course, when I got home I started writing about this experience. And then it hit me: writing was my thing. During my life I wanted to be many things. I wanted to be an actress so that I could play my favorite book character in a movie. I wanted to be a copywriter so that I could convince people with my words. And all these years I wanted to be so many things without realizing that ALL of them meant the same thing: I wanted to be a writer. And so here I am. I've enjoyed success as a writer and I won competitions. My writing has always been there for me, helping me achieve my goals. At one point I started contemplating the power of words and then, finally, I understood the most important thing: It's not about words. It is about passion and skill. It is about expressing the power in yourself through something. In my case, it is writing. But that's just my case. Songs, paintings, photography, acting, etc. - all of these are just as powerful as words when wielded with passion and skill. So what's the point of this long bio? To explain who I have always been. A writer.