Then I became a 'Teacher of the year' finalist for the school district...it was because of my writing. Well, I got a ton of help from a dear friend of mine...it was like boot camp for writing. Just what I needed. It is crazy that I went from that to now being a paid writer.
I can't live off my writing, yet. But I will...it will happen. I know it will. The more I write the more opportunities come up. The key is keep writing.