Reaching for my potential

Enough with the bad news for right now. I don’t want to keep being a downer, when I really am at heart a total optimist! You can’t keep me down for long.

One thing that’s really risen me up is feeling success is within my reach with my writing dreams. I can see it IS possible. I CAN do this.

For the last few months, I’ve been throwing myself into learning more in-depth about my trade(s). Checking out books from the library. Purchasing books. Reading blog after blog after blog. Reading online magazines. Talking to people who are already doing what I want to do.

If I were to ever allow myself regrets in life, one would definitely be putting my dreams and goals of writing for a living on the back burner for the last few years. I’ve coasted along too long, and today I look around me and realize how much further I could be in my career if I’d only gotten more serious a lot sooner.

I can’t, however, beat myself up for long.  Instead, I am throwing myself into my trade with a sheer determination that I’m not sure I’ve quite had since I wanted to make sure I got accepted into Texas A&M University.

357: And... go!I didn’t have a contingency plan then, and I really don’t have much of a contingency plan today.  I got in then. I’m going to succeed today.

Back then, I did my homework. Today, I am doing my homework.

It’s slowly starting to pay off! I’m SO honored to now be a part of the Blogher Publishing Network as well as writing for Blissfully Domestic. I’m an active contributor to Road Widows, and  I have a separate review blog as a work in progress that I hope to go live with in the next week. I have a secondary “business” in the planning stages, and I’ve signed up with a couple affiliate networks. I’m soon going to be going after clients, submitting guest blog posts, and looking for every possible way to further myself.

This is a no-holds-barred fight to see my goals and dreams come true.

I am open to advice. (Except the kind that goes something like, “Don’t do it!” Too late, I’m past the point of no return.) I’m going to continue “stalking” a lot of other bloggers and authors for every kernel of advice and information they are willing to drop along the way.

It’s a twisty road I find myself running along full speed. In places it been well trodden and smooth. In others, its going to be a jungle. I know this… I’m prepared for it. I can do it.

6 thoughts on “Reaching for my potential”

  1. WHOOP! :) I like reading posts like this. It inspires me! I’d lvoe to write as a career somehow, too, but I’m a little iffy on the “How do I do that?!” part. I love recipes. I love books. I love words. While I love teaching children to love words and how to read and write them, it’s harder and harder to do… I also wish I knew how to start an afterschool program for kids to attend to do homework, to read, to get help, to just talk to someone. Lots of ideas and dreams floating around in my head, so I understand where you’re coming from, and I admire you greatly for going after yours!

    1. YOU CAN DO IT!

      Actually, my parents have a couple clients with after-school programs. They might be able to give you some advice in how to start one, if you want! I think that would be an EXCELLENT thing to do. Or when you guys do have kids, you could start some Mommy programs, if there aren’t any there. Like, organize Mommy groups. There are groups like that up here that I hope to get into when that time comes. Its just a great support group and instant baby-sitter in an emergency. You could SO do it!

      I’m learning as I do, big time. I started all this with NO clue on what I was doing at all. But its just trial and error and just taking risks. Its thrilling and exciting and… I’m happy to cheer you along and help any way I can, too!

  2. This is a great article. We were watching an interview that Brian Tracy did with Success magazine and it is posted on dad’s facebook. He talks about all the reading he does and how you have to study other successful people in order to become successful. I know you are on the right track. So hang in there, you are a great inspiration.

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