My Biggest Regret

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
Regrets...everyone has them including me. I think that my biggest regret is not trusting my instincts and pursuing a writing career right after I graduated college. I kept listening to all of the wrong people telling me there's too much competition. I was going to study journalism. I wanted to write for newspapers and magazines. I also had the dream of starting my own magazine someday. I took a few journalism classes in college but not enough to really get a job in it. I wound up studying Advertising and learning how to become a copywriter instead. My BA is in Marketing Communications/Journalism. But after I graduated I hit a bit of a snag. Like so many other college kids out there, I couldn't land a job in what I studied because I didn't have any connections and I didn't have any experience. I tried for a couple of years until I just gave up and took whatever type of job I could get. I was married and had a toddler to care for. Money was an object and waiting for my dream to take off was no longer an option. I had jobs as a cashier and as a security officer for a lot of years. Jobs I could've gotten without a college degree. Right now I am at a crossroads and in the process of trying to reinvent myself. After years of just surviving, I have decided that I want to actually live. Before I get too old to enjoy life, which is much too short. Especially in these dangerous times. I've put my writing on the back burner in order to handle my other responsibilities. Sometimes you just have to but even when there were times when I had no time to write...i still made time. I just