Our topic this go-round is exactly that, wondering what we'd all be doing other than writing. For a long time, I wanted to be a photographer. I was one of those people who was never without my camera, and I have boxes and boxes of photos to prove it. But then I took the big move. I officially declared myself professional and took my first gig. This guy had a very nice stallion he wanted to start advertising about as a stud and needed some photos.
Have you ever tried to take a decent picture of a mad horse who wants to take your head off and in no way would ever stand still and pose?
Um yeah. Ever heard that saying about never turning something you love to do into a business, because you won't love it anymore? Very true. That was my first and last job as a professional photographer.
I am pretty sure I would be a teacher. I did spend a couple years teaching junior high and high school social studies, my actual college major, and now I teach online with Gotham Writer's Workshop. And I still love to teach. My dream, actually, is to be a professor at a small college somewhere, and I haven't given up on that yet. So maybe I can do both...