2019 so far has been a lot of different things happening at once. And that was by design. You see I realised that I had all of these interests that I wanted to pursue. But I realised that I needed to find something to work on that would be worth while, but also provide a stable income for myself. How does one find something to do? You can’t just sit there and wait for it to come to you.
So I did what one should do, in order to find that something. I started doing all of it. I began a heap of photography projects, thought up of some cool YouTube ideas and explored them a little, and I don’t mean just mentally, I sat down and recorded some and put them together. I just never released them. I just was not happy with them. But it did give me some direction. It gave me newer ideas. Things more worthy of pursuing. I would have never found them if it wasn’t for just getting started.
I’ve learnt over time that you have to experience many things before you can absolutely make a choice as to what it is you want to do with your life. You can’t just be young and think of one thing you want to do and then go to that for the rest of your life. It will never work that way. Things always change. Everything evolves.
I started with writing. It launched an insane amount of things that I then spread out to, such as my photography and video work. And then along came my art work. But I have decided to go back to what started it all – the writing. After realising that it was okay to start to stop projects based on discovery and learning, I think had to actively try and focus on the thing I wanted to do the most. The primary.
And that is telling stories. Communicating. Making sure a message is transferred properly and received in the intended way. With all of the discoveries in mind, my goal is now set on becoming a copywriter. And I’m using a part of this blog as a way to document that. Mainly here in this life category. Becoming a copywriter will definitely be the quickest way to earn a living while I work away on my novels, as creating a new universe with stories will be where I want to end up eventually. But I do have a lot of work to do before I can get there. Mainly with just beginning!
All this time I thought I had wasted, it just wasn’t the case. Everything needed to happen to get to this point. Everything fell exactly into place as it should have in order for me to find what it is I wanted to do most. I just didn’t know it at the time and constantly was barraged by the thoughts of how much time I had wasted, if I had only started doing this 15 years ago.
How could I have started 15 years ago? I didn’t even think anyone could make it as a writer based on what world was trying to teach me. I didn’t even know I could write. It wasn’t only until later on that I discovered writing was a thing, but even then I never thought I would become a writer. And here I am, writing away as if nothing can stop me. Sure, I have plenty to learn, but I love it. And nothing can take this from me.
I even changed over my website from Squarespace to WordPress to account for the amount of writing I’m going to be doing. There is another blog post on the way that will discuss my journey through figuring that part out and how it came to be. I’ve been busy spending nearly the last two weeks getting this site up and running and bringing back all my old posts from my previous WordPress days because I didn’t want to lose out from where I began. So I brought them all with me and it will serve as a reminder for where it all began.
I realise that this post is just a bit of a random update for my 2019, as it has been a while since I’ve posted, but I will edit it later and bring some more clarity into it should that be required. I know I definitely need to get some of the SEO stuff up to scratch. But my goal for this evening is just to finish this and get it posted after explaining where I’ve been, and where I’m headed. There is definitely some cool things coming (in my biased opinion anyways) and I hope you guys will stick around to see them with me.
Until then, be awesome and get it done.