Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme. I definitely think he hit the nail on the head when he said, “Cause I wonder sometimes, about the outcome, of a still verdictless life.” Those words sting a bit, don’t they? Who wants that? I don’t…I can’t. Mediocre isn’t a part of my vocabulary anymore. I was granted the opportunity to flex my freedom muscle, if you will, and I’m not going to let it go to waste.
The last month and a half has been a bit of a roller coaster ride and anyone who knows me on an amusement park level knows that I stopped voluntarily riding those years ago. One too many nightmares, let me tell ya.
I’ve experienced a handful of small victories, several setbacks and more days than I can count where I sat thinking to myself, “What on earth am I doing?” Especially when things aren’t coming to fruition as fast as I want them to. I’m learning that sometimes passion gets in the way of patience.
Lisa over at Elembee is one of the few people that I allow to call my inbox home and every Sunday she challenges my way of thinking. Last week’s letter struck a cord with me when she asked, “What do you want to do in your life right now, and how can you start putting it out there in the world through your website?” Okay then. It was almost as if I could hear her asking me, “How are people going to know that you’d like to take on freelance writing projects for lifestyle brands unless you’re sharing that information with them?” That was a light bulb moment if I’ve ever had one.
So, I took the first step. It was a baby step – it was something. You’ll notice a new addition at the top of my page, a declaration of sorts and a small gesture to keep me accountable. Now, don’t go poking around expecting to find anything too over the top. I’ve put a few placer words in there for now while I fine tune the verbiage that will show off my skills in the best way possible.
IF YOU COULD SHARE ONE GOAL/ASPIRATION WITH THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT DOWN IN THE COMMENTS!
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