You know that feeling when you forget everything about yourself?

Starting with the basics, my name is Karla Romero, I’m 23 years old and I’m from Venezuela. I’m currently studying a major in Literature and Linguistics in La Universidad del Zulia (Zulia’s University), pursuing my dream to make a living out of my writing; but it wasn’t always like this.

When I was near my high school graduation I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, I’m sure many of you can relate with me. I always liked books and from a very young age I was writing stories and school plays, but not one time the thought of living out of it passed through my mind. Because I was good at crafts and making models, my mom and I thought that I could be a good architect, so I decided to give it a try, because, after all, I was a 
” creative person”.

Long story short, I hated it. I liked the History of Art and some other stuff, but designing buildings, and calculating everything that needed to be calculated wasn’t my strength. Not to mention that making architecture school models was a whole other level compared to what I was used to do.

One day, a friend of mine said to me: «If you could be anything, what would you be?». And it came to me, I wanted to be a writer. So I changed majors and started working on my novel in the meantime. Ironically, I got so caught up with college that I barely had time to write, and my dream froze for some time.

What am I doing now?

Right now I’m halfway through my major, and I coudn’t be more in love of it. I’m also working at Fiverr making some money with my writing, which is great. I write from short stories to research articles and blog posts. I also write About me/us pages for other websites, and my latest gig is to write love (or friendly) letters, this gig is one of my favorites.

what am I planning to do next?

Obviously I plan to graduate eventually (for those who have heard about how my university is like, that won’t sound so crazy) and enter into the literature/editorial business somehow. However, that won’t happen out of the blue, so my plan is to work on my writing, and to maintain a high profile in platforms like Fiverr and Upwork.

I always think I have good ideas, but I never actually write them, so this page is a tool and an opportunity for me to keep track of my improvement, and (I hope) it will also be an inspiration for you to start working on what you truly love.

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