For as long as I could messily scribble letters on paper, I have aspired to be a writer.
So isn’t it crazy that despite knowing this, I am not a writer? What the heck went wrong? And how do I fix it?
What Went “Wrong”
The great thing is, from a young age I’ve known what I’ve wanted to do. But what went “wrong” is that as I got older, I received messages telling me that “You can’t make a living being a writer,” and the seeds of “you’re not good enough” we’re planted. I doubted my abilities. I made myself small. I conformed.
Now 25, I am beginning to realize my truth. And the truth is… I need to write. Writing is not optional. I need to create. I need to fumble on my words. I need to fail. I need to write, even though I’m not “good enough” if I ever aspire to be anything like myself. I’ve known my purpose. And I’ve neglected it for far too long.
How Do I Fix It?
In a world where ego drives so much – from the job you have to the car you drive to the clothes you wear – I am trying to let that go. No, I’m not abandoning my stable income and running around as a naked gypsy. But I am realigning how I dedicate my time and prioritize – with “ego” items at the bottom of the list.
You will be seeing more posts from me. On top of that, I am going to be writing my first ever book. I do not have a set deadline for it yet, but have a goal of around 6 hours per week dedicated to writing it. So I should be able to make some decent progress!
I also intend on offering some stardust-inspired courses on here to share all that I have learned and the resources that have helped guide me. I will also be launching a podcast as well – because I absolutely love listening to them and think it would be a lot of fun to do!
I know, I know. It sounds like a lot. But I’ve got this! The Universe has my back on this!
Really though, I am just happy to be back in the groove again. It has been too long, and for those readers who have stuck with me on this ride since the beginning, know that I am immensely grateful for you and that you inspire me every day.