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

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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