FINDING OUT WHO YOU ARE

I was sitting here today thinking about this year 2017.

A lot has happened but a lot has not really happened if you understand.

I Know a lot of people can truly relate to this.
Many people are probably sitting at home thinking, well I need to get a college degree and start a career in a field I love, or thinking about changing a career. That seems great and all, but what if you can’t even figure that part out.

I AM HERE TO REASSURE YOU THAT IT WILL BE ALRIGHT, JUST BREATH

Take it from me, I have wanted a college degree, I still do, I am still reaching for it, believe me. My dilemma was always this, I found interest in more than one field.

  1. Law Enforcement
  2. Psychology
  3. Creative Writing
  4. Photography
  5. Nursing

These five career choices were the top on my list, in that exact order

I had to face it, I cannot do them all so I had to search within myself and figure out where on this list my passion truly lies. Time went on and on, it waits for no one. I was getting frustrated with myself, so soon after high school at 18 years old, I decided I will shoot for Psychology, needless to say, I was still feeling a bit off on the inside. I did a year of college prerequisites and Psychology started to drift far away from my brain so I stopped. I gave up and decided not to pursue anything that had to do with school, giving up was easy.

There I was, 22 years old, sitting at a park watching a river flowing in its right direction, feeling really vexed about my life decisions. I knew at that point I had to figure out what I needed to do, something had to change. I hate to say this, but that too was only a never ending song. Time going at its fullest speed, I had no idea what was happening around me. I knew one thing as a definite fact, My life was passing me by.

FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE AND EVERYTHING WILL FALL INTO PLACE

  • Ask questions about yourself to yourself and loved ones
  • What makes your heart skip a beat
  • What do you often think about
  • What would you rather be doing with your time

Who are you?

I started to realize things about myself, I am a day dreamer, I create scenarios in my mind and visualize things in so many creative ways. Stories come to me, fictional stories play in my mind like a movie, all the time. I never knew what that was about. I have always wondered why my brain was forever making up story lines and why I was always so fascinated with pictures of landscapes, mostly with large bodies of water. Every time I saw a picture of a place, a new story would form in my brain, with different characters and all. ONE DAY SOMETHING CHANGED, IT WAS LIKE A LIGHT BULB TURNED ON, SOME KIND OF REBIRTH. I knew what I needed to do with all those ideas and images and words that came to my brain.

I have always been a writer, since the day I knew how to spell words. I started with poems, the playful childlike poems that kids create in their childhood walk to being an adult. Yes, I was a playful writer, my poems were filled with love, friendship and innocence. I will tell you the truth though, it was when I turned 26 years old that I truly felt like a writer. Everything about my writing was different, life made sure it gave me enough lessons and experiences to truly know how to bleed in black and white.

I AM A CREATIVE WRITER: THAT IS WHAT I NEEDED TO DISCOVER ABOUT MYSELF

Looking back at my career list, guess which one was my passion and I had no idea. Creative Writing is my passion. It was number 3 on the list, not 1 but 3.

I have found a lot of platforms for my writing to improve since I discovered my love for words.

Now after so many years of wasting time not knowing what I needed to do with my life and talents. I decided to pursue a BFA in Creative Writing and Photography, I have a journey ahead of me, but just like all journeys, I will reach my destination. Looking back at my life now, I wish I knew this fact about myself years ago but everything happens for a reason and in its right time.

Nothing on this planet will stop me from going after what I love, and that is putting out stories for people to enjoy and writing encouraging words for people to feel motivated. These are words to my fellow writers, when life gives you a computer or a smartphone, start typing. Giving up is always easy when you do not feel motivated, but find motivation in the small things. I find my motivations in hearing the sound of rain, or watching the waves touch the shore, watching the sunset and sunrise, taking a walk on a gloomy day.

I FOUND MY BLISS IN BLACK AND WHITE

Writing is my thing, now its your turn to take a brain scan

  • YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO FIGURE OUT WHICH DIRECTION YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO GO
  • YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO CHANGE YOUR DIRECTION EITHER

DON’T GIVE UP JUST BECAUSE IT’S EASY

This is my number one secret: SPENDING TIME WITH GOD

 

 

 


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