I’m not a good writer, and I think that’s ok

I didn’t study this. I just like telling people what I think.

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When I was 8 I wanted to be a writer. Everyone in my life and their dog told me how much of a bad idea this was. And I listened. I remember one of the advice went like this: “You can always practice your writing and become a writer later in life, but you only have the patience and fortitude to pursue a career now, that your young”. At the time I thought this made a lot of sense — and to some degree I agree. Writing is a lifelong journey — having a piece of paper that you hang on a wall doesn’t make you a writer, much less a good one.

I decided on Architecture and I regret none of it. I am extremely passionate about what I studied and all its adjacencies. But I know I am not as good of a writer I could be — not by a long shot- if I had dedicated the same amount of hours (over 10k+++) to writing instead of architecture. And that’s ok. I’m not broken up about it, nor is this a sap story. This is a message for all the writers that are transplants. Who recently found this passion, or like me delayed it because life presented you with choices, or for none of the above. For the tourist just figuring it out.

The art of being yourself

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adevarias

Architectural designer crafting well-researched articles envisioning the future of the built environment.