I’m going to say something and I’m not sure if it’s a surprising fact about me or not.
I studied Creative Writing in college with a focus in poetry.
Like I said, I don’t really know if it surprises anyone or not to learn that about me. I mean, I do get the occasional look of surprise when people hear what I studied but mostly because I’m sure they are thinking, “WHY would anyone study that?!”
Or rather, why would anyone who wasn’t going to be a professor study that. And I guess I’m not sure either. I never really wanted to be a professor. But I always wanted to write. I loved writing. I still do.
I do write a blog, so maybe it doesn’t surprise people to hear that writing is a passion of mine. But I also feel particularly well suited for my current career trajectory, so maybe it is surprising. Does it matter? Not really.