Before I left for SPS I think my parents agreed that I would become a lawyer. To my mom it seemed like the best profession for me because I loved to read and write. And I was genuinely interested in the Law&Order version of the profession.
But in 8th grade I began to act in school plays and when I graduated Sister Mary (the director) gave me a card and in it she wrote that I was a “gifted actress”. (I know some of my friends who have never seen me in a production are nodding their heads.) But that stuck with me. First it was acting, then directing, then back to my roots (writing).
I will never attend law school but my parents are beginning to come around to the term “Writer” (with a day job!).