Fifteen Credits —- prompt by the Daily Post

Fifteen Credits

If you’re in school, are you enjoying your classes? If you’re out of school, what do you miss about it — or are you glad those days are over?


I am a 58 year old blogger. I started blogging about 3 or 4 years ago. I have 2 sites I am running. I have been out of school since 2001 where I took computer programming and web design, but I found that was a total waste really because my dream was to be a writer not a computer programmer like I thought at the time.

I have loved writing ever since I was a young kid and we wrote little poems in school. Some of them even made my blog. The ones that I could find anyhow. I wish now that I had followed my heart and gone to school for creative writing. What stopped me you say? I was 17 and turned what I thought was a great story into a magazine. Everyone praised my work so I thought I should win that spot in the contest. I was rejected and it ruined my whole outlook on writing. I quit it!

You could say I wasn’t mature at the time to handle the rejection and I wasn’t. It really ruined my dreams. So I never went to college after high school. I got married and had kids instead. but I never lost my love for writing. I wrote, but no one was allowed to see it anymore even though my work was always praised. My spirit was broken.

I graduated from the tech school for computer programming and web design, but my heart wasn’t in it and my daughter and I designed 2 sites and quit.

After I became disabled and no longer able to work I found that I had the time to write in spurts. I can’t sit long, but if the spirit is within me, a poem takes only minutes. I finally started looking for ways to learn how to write better. I can’t go to school because Disability would not allow it, but I spend my time, writing my 2 blogs including stories and poems and my other blog is for my research into how to write as well as learning positivity in life and other general subjects.

I feel there is always something to be learned and I never give up a chance to learn it, be it at a university or on the web. I am a student of writing and will never stop learning.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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