I was finally able to renew my passport over the weekend. Instead of flying out of state, I was able to take advantage of the outreach program that the embassy has so we only had to drive about 2 hours to get to the venue, a hotel. Since I don't drive, hubby had to be with me to do it, with the little one in tow, of course. My appointment was in the afternoon so we had plenty of time to make it without waking up real early. We made it to the place with more than an hour to spare. I went straight to the registration even if I was that early. Daddy and the little one wandered around the hotel. Since we had plans of staying overnight in the area hubby inquired about their accommodations. It was good enough for us so they checked in while I was waiting for my turn to be called.
As soon as I was done, I went to our room with a very happy little one opening the door for me. We don't stay at hotels often so she's thrilled whenever we stay in one...I'm quite the opposite. Anyway, she handed me the hotel's notepad with a short poem she wrote while waiting for me, along with some doodles, of course. Her short poem goes:
"Out in the forest in the sunlight,
Under trees and more trees with leaves so bright!
Moles in holes, ladybugs in groups,
Foxes are curled, and hunters in troops.
Creatures and plants never seen before,
Out in the forest, a forest I adore."
She likes to write...a lot. She has stories written and illustrated in A4 papers and notebooks. They are silly stories alright but we find her stories fascinating. Her biggest fan is Daddy that he even gives her a dollar now everytime she writes [by hand] a story which keeps her inspired to write even more. I've been keeping her stories in folders and I have a lot of them already. It's added clutter in the bookshelves but I don't care. Maybe one day we will need a book printing company to print all those out, eh?
Printing a book is not as hard as it used to be because there are companies now that would print as little as 25 books. This means that an amateur writer does not need the backing of a big publisher to have his works published. All one needs now is the talent and some good materials and one can be well on his way to become a published author. Of course it's not that simple but it's a lot more attainable now than before. Our little one may or may not become a writer herself. But if ever she decides to become one, we know she can always avail of this opportunity and get her works published. Maybe....