Fam, I been doing this writing thang for a minute. And every time I think I know what I’m doing … I always get schooled.
Twenty years of Hollywood sho can knock you about, so to protect myself, I returned back to school to pursue a Doctorate’s degree in sociolinguistics for two reasons: Sanity in the present and security in the future.
You see, my people live a loooong time, so while Hollywood is telling me I’m old as hell, I know I could possibly only be beginning the second half of my life. That’s why school is a sanctuary for me. There, my years lived are an advantage and once I snag a college job to teach, I know I’ll be able to do it until I basically keel over.
Honestly, though, I was also wishing that my hard-headed drive to tell stories would just morph into an academic setting, leaving the uncertainty of creativity behind.
But you know what? That ain’t happening.
Actually, I’m more inspired now then ever to keep telling my stories. And I have renewed faith that my tales will find the right person and path to be enjoyed as I use both sides of my brain as a storyteller and a scholar.
At least this is how I feel presently as I write towards my future. 🙂