My writing journey began at the age of eight. I wrote story after story after story. I then proceeded to ask my family to read story after story after story.
I guess they got tired because they told me to stop. But stopping was something I could not do. This led to my "writing in secret period."
During this writing in secret period, I took a multitude of secret courses. These secret courses led to meandering paths, detours, and rabbit holes. I'd come up for air every now and again. It was only a matter of time before I was found out. My family politely supports me now.
During my secret writing I was a poetry snob. I thought of it as indulgent rambling, prose. While taking these secret courses, I happened upon a poetry course. Then I learned there was technique involved. Breath-taking when done right, having the potential to bring layers of emotion to the surface.
I have now entered my poetry period. Looks like this is where I belong.