I Am A Writer
Good morning champs, it's a lazy morning this Saturday and I am reveling in that fact that I don't have anywhere to be. When you work a typical nine-to-five job, the mornings are less than chill, especially if you want to squeeze in a workout and your meditation.
Not the point though, the point is I have yet to write a post in a few days and I'm trying to be more diligent about my blogging practice. For starters, I changed the entire layout of my website and I actually quite enjoy this one more. Pro-tip: If you don't wish to scroll endlessly through my blog, click the archive to find the post you wish to read.
I will say in the process of hunting through themes, I discovered I should create a separate section for travel. I am merely typing this out for you because if I publish it to the world, I am held accountable for my actions. Now, to create a travel section also means I need dope photography, which means I need a decent camera to capture the moments. So, I am manifesting a few things with you this morning.
It's honestly been a while since I've penned a manifesto and I think it's time to bring it back. Who's ready? I am not going to go into all eight sections on the wheel of life, rather I am going to focus on career and passion projects this morning. For those of you who don't remember, a manifesto is written in future present tense a.k.a as if it's already a reality.
I am a published author in print. I am a published poet in print, whose words inspire and evoke emotion. I am a freelance writer and I write for publications both online and in print. With the money I make from my freelance writing and published projects, I am traveling the world with no address to call home. I am inspired by the cultures I surround myself with and I live like a local in every country I visit. I am writing about things that truly matter to me and each piece I pen is something I am proud of. I am photographing all of my travels and providing a full experience for my readers. I am a writer, through and through. I am making a living solely as a writer. I am a writer.
If you got to the end, you will notice I repeated I am a writer three times. If you're wondering why it is because this year is the first year I have actually felt like a writer. It is the first year my words have graced more than my blog or my Instagram. I am pitching publications and receiving love in return. That, that alone is enough to inspire me to keep going. So yeah, this is the year I make shit happen. Plus, Jupiter is in Libra so I have the planets on my side.
Let's get raw for a moment. Sometimes I question the amount of dedication I have towards my craft. In those moments, I decide to run at 100 mph until I hit a wall and have to take a break. Yet, during the periods of my break, I question the dedication. It's honestly a weird cycle of "Am I working too hard?" or "Am I not working hard enough?" The answer to put it simply is, I must go at my own pace. I cannot compare my now to somebody else's because it creates this feeling of never be satisfied. While yes, that is great motivation it is also self-deprecating. Plus, we should be celebrating our peers, not competing with them. I don't know if any of that makes sense or if it's a jumbled mess of thoughts, but the moral of the story is to work at your own pace, to chase your dreams at a rate that works for you and to celebrate your peers' successes and triumphs.
On that note, I bid you adieu.
Keep on keepin' on.