If you read my last post, you know how much I have been struggling with writing lately and keeping up with consistent posts. Well, I’ve concluded that having a writer’s block shouldn’t limit me in terms of my blog writing. When it comes to my short stories and future books, absolutely. I always intended this blog to be a fun place to discuss books, life, and mental well being.
When I quit school back in March, I didn’t really have a full vision of my future prospects. I knew I wanted to write, and I was tired of taking orders from other people. There was once a time when I aspired to save the world and become an environmental scientist. I also wanted to be a veterinary technician, graphic designer, paralegal, electrical engineer, and the list goes on. To be fair, I spent a decent amount of time in each of those programs. Eventually, I got bored and moved onto the next failed plan.
None of these failures was anything I would come to regret because, in time, we eventually learn from the mistakes we make and continue to grow (well, most people). With each venture failed, I learned that it wasn’t what I wanted at the time. One of my most significant issues is finding something I love and sticking with it. I love writing with my whole heart, but it doesn’t make a lot of money, at least not so far it hasn’t.
Of course, making money from my writing is a goal of mine. Still, I have to be practical. Enough to realize that I’m going to end up working another soul-sucking job until I actually start earning a decent amount. Who knows, maybe I’ll hit a writer jackpot soon and won’t have to worry, but that’s just wishful thinking. I hope no one is taking what I’m saying is don’t go after your dreams because it absolutely is not. It’s more like go after your dreams but also have a few back-up plans because things have not worked out the way you hoped it would.
One of my many life mottos is being a jack of all trades and master of none because I love to learn and understand many things rather than be a “master” at just one. If you’re anything like I am, you know the struggle of sticking to one thing, and that’s okay. Keep on dreaming, friends, and don’t give up on yourself.
Until next time
Also, go buy my book if that’s what you’re in to. It’s now available in paperback and Kindle versions!