For me, it was because I decided to put my family first. Although I have a BA degree in architecture, by the time I graduated my kids were little so I chose to be a stay-at-home mom. Now 12 years later, my youngest kid is in second grade and I felt that it's time for me to start working again. I wanted to be home with my kids when they're not at school. It's hard to find a job in architecture with flexible schedule. So I decided to give writing a try instead. I am currently working on a picture book.
In order to achieve a goal, I would try my best, improve my skills and be persistent.