3 Things I Learned as a Child That I Now Use To Make a Living Writing

Pushed by my father, who was clueless about his contribution at the time

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I have always been encouraged to write

I have this memory as a child when I think I was about 7, and our dad was getting ready to visit our grandparents in the countryside. We were never allowed to go there in winter because it was freezing, and the blizzards were making the small village inaccessible for many days in a row.

I was pretty much pushed to learn English

In the ’90s, in a country only recently freed from communism, many people were anxious about the open borders. Still, only a few of them were aware of the importance of mastering a foreign language. My father was from the second category.

I was literally forced to learn blind typing

I do touch typing, and I’ve been doing it since primary school. I had no idea that this was the term for it. One day, dad invited us to sit in front of the computer and showed us a little program he has developed himself that would train us to type with all the fingers, without looking at the keyboard at all.

Mother, writer, thinker. Striving to be the change I want to see in the world.

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