I've always wanted to be a writer. Even as a little girl I was writing little stories. I'd still love to be a writer but now I understand how much time and effort I would need to put in, (time I just don't have right now) and so mostly I just write little stories to amuse myself or read out at the writers group, but nothing I would ever expect to be published.
Then came a request on one of the running forums I visit asking for 100 words on 'how running makes me feel' and some other subjects. I love running and would encourage everyone to give it ago, so I couldn't help myself and submitted a paragraph about it.
This was months ago and I'd forgotten all about it when this arrived in the post! My first published work. I can't help but be a little proud.