I decided from an early age that I wanted to be a writer. I also decided I wanted enough money for food and shelter. So I knew that I would need to do something more pragmatic for work.
I tried my hand as a high school Spanish teacher, before I left for philosophical reasons. I spent years after that in democratic education until I discovered a love for computer code. It combined two of my favorite things: logic and creativity.
Around the same time, I rediscovered ballroom dance, which allowed me to balance a life of the mind with an active lifestyle. Before long, my local Arthur Murray recruited me to work for them.
Now here I am, making my living as a web developer and a ballroom dance instructor. But that doesn't mean I can't still write on my own time...