A Little insight.. Alana’s dreamland

21 Jun

What’s a blog without a bit of background info on the writer? Well, here’s a little insight into what i like to call my ‘dreamland’.. a place that will hopefully one day become a place of reality.

I begin first with where my first passion grew, and the simple topic of ‘books’ seems like the right place to start. As a kid growing up, i loved to read. From Enid Blyton and the Famous Five to L.M Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables, i was always enthralled by a good adventure story. These authors inspired me to write from a young age, though if you’d asked me what i wanted to be when i grow up, i would have answered ‘Super Duck’ but that’s another story, so to speak. 

It was then of course J K Rowling who had me hooked from book 1 to 7 as i, like many other million die hard fans, followed Harry’s journey from Hogwarts to the Deathly Hallows. I have always loved ‘fantasy’ as a genre, mixed with good humour and of course adventure, so no other book would even come close in comparison. It would be my very own ultimate fantasy when the first book was produced and making its way onto the big screen, because if there’s one other thing i love, it’s a quality film. 

So right there, is 2 of 3 of my greatest loves, if we’re limiting my loves to 3 that is. Movies are really just the visual to the story though, but that’s what i enjoy. The interpretation, the feeling and emotion, and how well the producers have adapted the characters. My utmost dream in life would be to have a story published then made into a movie, but it’s baby steps at this stage. I write for fun, and my current goal is just to get the book finished! The end! That’s the goal. In the mean time there’s other goals here and there, one including my third great love coming into play. That third love would be sport, being AFL, of which i am a fanatic Saints supporter. Late last year I wrote a 7 page article on my favourite Saint and actually gave the article to his mum. This was an amazing accomplishment for me and one of my biggest highlights. So basically, if things go sour with fictional writing, i would love to write about something i am immensely passionate about, and that’s AFL and obviously the Saints. I hope to continue to gain experience writing and work in an environment that at the very minimum, entails some form of writing as part of my role.

So there you have it, Alana’s dreamland in a nutshell. I think a big key to not only being successful in life but being generally happy, is to make sure you do the things that make you happy. When you consider the amount of time consumed by work, what could be more satisfying than working in a field that you not only enjoy, but are deeply excited about?

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