Do you ever wonder sometimes if you’re too old to write? I know several people involved with ACFW that they knew since a very young age that they either wanted to write or that they were meant to write. To put it bluntly: It was the last thing I ever wanted to do.
I struggled all through elementary school to the point I was held back in second grade. My grades always consisted of getting C’s and H’s. (You might be asking what in the world is an ‘H’ letter grade? It simple. It means Having Difficulty.) So instead of the D’s and F’s we received H’s instead. I never thought I was good in school. But then that first ever B came along in the 5th grade. I think I jumped up and down. I never thought I’d get one of those, but I did.
However, the one area I struggled in most was English. Let’s just say grammar really isn’t my forte.
So after I finished high school, sure enough when I took the placement exam for the local community college I placed three classes below English 101. That put me in English 097. So I had this deep-rooted belief I was no good at writing.
Then four and a half years ago at the age of 35 that all changed. As I sit here in my comfy, cozy rocking recliner writing this post, I know I was meant to write and I just turned 40 this past August. So whether you’re ten or ninety, pick up that pen or pencil and write.
Peter Wiebe says
We have something in common. I turned 41 in November. I started writing after Jesse’s death. I was 39.
Kristena Tunstall says
Peter, yes we do. It’s amazing how God has this amazing plan for our lives especially in the face of tragedy. For me it’s simply beautiful.