There's been a lot to take in as of late. Life has become so much different than it was before, because of the changes I've begun making for myself. Not only am I learning to love the world around me more, I'm learning what my passion for writing really means to me. It definitely is what I want to do with my life, and that is solidified now that I have a story out there to promote.
The road has been pretty rocky, and filled with let downs and mistakes. I've learned a lot about what it really means to be a writer, and a content creator in general. A lot more work goes into this than was ever previously thought, and it's very easy to be demotivated when you're surrounded by negativity. It's also very easy to be unmotivated when you do not have other creative types like yourself around you.
A lot changed for me when I found someone who shared the same passion for creating content that I do. Even though we're both pretty new to it, I believe we both understand exactly what it's going to take to make things happen for what we want with our lives. Amazingly, I wasn't even looking for a friend that could help push me to keep working on my writing. It just ended up happening that way. I suppose that's what serendipity is all about.
At the end of the day, there is a lot of work to be done. There is a lot of thinking and plotting and planning to be done and it can take a lot out of you. Finding balance in life is incredibly important, so you can have time to relax, time to work on your dream, time to work to pay your bills, and time to be social with your friends.
Adding that extra time to work on your dream can take a lot out of you, especially if your job is stressful. It's not easy to come home from a crappy day at work and just power through writing something. Editing after a crappy day of work is even more of a nightmare, and tends to just not happen. For all of you content creators, not just writers, keep plugging away!
Always remember that if you don't work towards your dream, someone else will pay you to work towards theirs! Which would you rather do? If you're like me, you'd much rather have your own dream! To all of you non-creative types, please take some time to help out your creative friends. It could be as easy as asking them about how their work is going, and even if they're not sure how to respond, ask anyway. That may be what they need to push towards that goal!
At the end of the day, it really is all about writing your own story. Creating your own character. Making the life you live(whether you like it or not) what you want it to be. That is what it means to be an artist.