God how she hated that office. From the faded blue carpet and florescent lighting, to the stale air and endless phone calls, work had become a living nightmare. It wasn't supposed to be like this, Anna reminded herself. She was supposed to be an artist, a writer, or god forbid something that nurtured her imaginative spirit. Even from an early age she believed she had been put on Earth simply to create.
As a teenager she acquired an insatiable hunger to write. She formed a writers club at school and soon discovered her love of fiction. After graduation and throughout her college years she attended every creative writing course offered and developed an interest in the art of screenplay and story boarding. Armed with skill, imagination and drive, Anna lacked only one thing: money.
Alas, the girl soon learned what most ambitious youth eventually realize, dreams don't pay the bills. Setting aside her aspirations, Anna dedicated three years to the childcare industry, four to the pharmaceutical world, and then in the 2013, she accrued her auto, fire and life insurance licenses. While this new endeavor reintroduced the opportunity to compose, it was an entirely different aspect of writing. Anna was thrust into a whirlwind of insurance underwriting, policy submissions, claim forms and all manner of technical writing. Two years went by, and although her career with the insurance company offered stability and a steady paycheck, her passion withered.
Shortly after the birth of her first child, Anna realized this was finally her chance to use her years of writing experience. Casting the insurance industry aside, she is now attempting to reunite her spark of creativity. Currently, she is working on two novels, a series of children's books, and willing to take on as many writing opportunities as possible.