I have a hard time saying I'm a writer. Maybe it's because I've never been published, and I'm afraid people will start asking those questions you don't feel like answering because they're just not going to get it unless they are a writer as well. Most of the time it's because I feel like an imposter, or unworthy of the title. But when I get right down to it, the truth is I do consider myself a writer.
Sure there are things that take precedent over writing such as my children, but behind being a mom and wife, writing is my thing. I don't garden, I'm pretty sure I'd kill everything if I ever did. I've tried knitting and even though I got good at it, it wasn't able to hold my attention for more than a couple of weeks. I enjoy cooking, but I do not have the ability to come up delicious new meals that are of my own making. I could be a businesswoman, but I hate being told what to do and don't enjoy holding power over others. I did enjoy working as a barista, but that ship has long since passed.
Writing is it. It's my passion. I love it. Even with all the uncertainty involved in this gig, I won't be able to give it up. It helps to balance out my life, the one I chose and love, but revolves around me taking care of everyone else. It's MY thing, just for me and no one else. So I guess I have to stop hesitating, stop being afraid, and own up to the fact that I am indeed a writer.