“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”-Jennifer Lee
A big part of my inspiration for starting this blog was due to the strong desire I had to write a book for my daughters. I want to give them the best head start in life I can by sharing wisdom and life lessons I had to learn on my own. Things that were not passed down by my own mother. In doing so I also re-discovered my passion for writing. I grew up loving to write lyrics to songs, poems, and little short stories as well. While writing the book, I began to think about all of the daughters or sons growing up without these valuable lessons. I decided I should share what I could with the world.
Unfortunately, my parents had a very pessimistic outlook on life. I was taught that life is not for dreamers and only the very rare and exceptional few succeed by following their dreams. I never took my interest and passion for writing seriously. I started college pursuing an English degree so I could be a teacher (turns out that was definitely not for me) but I really enjoyed the classes. All of the reading and writing was right up my alley. But I remember my dad telling me how useless a Liberal Arts degree would be in the long run and that got me thinking I was on the wrong path. I spent, and wasted a lot of time in school bouncing from subject to subject, not really knowing what I should study. All I knew was that I didn’t want to be poor like my parents, so I needed to study something that would pay off at the end of the day. I began to study business and because of that, I have been able to sustain a profitable business for myself. But, after a while I started to hate going to school and eventually, I dropped out.
The point of all of this is I spent 3 years in school but ended up with no degree. I have student loans I am still paying off and it’s been five years since I dropped out. But here I am today, back to square one, and writing again. So, I started this blog and I am working on completing the book for my daughters. Which one day, I might even publish. I also just re-enrolled for school so I can finish my degree in English. The goal is to improve on my writing skills and share my words with the world. I guess we will see what road I end up on, but I feel better about it than I ever have before.
I wish I would have had parents that encouraged me to follow my soul’s calling. It would have saved me a lot of time. Then again, the universe has a way of teaching us what we need to know, so maybe I was supposed to take the long route. Either way, I am here to tell you not to run away from your calling. If you have been running away or stalling, maybe you stumbled on this post for a reason.
Coming soon: Follow your calling- Finding your way