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.
- Law Enforcement
- Creative Writing
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