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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Note of Thanks

9:32 PM

I've said forever that I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up.  Well, sometimes I want to be the Coroner, but the whole lack of official medical training is obstructive. (Apparently Google Univ is not accredited, whodda thunk it?) At some point, I gave up on finding a "career" that I loved and learned to deal with the one I already have even though it bores me.  I convinced myself that I could find things that enriched me outside of my job, and that would make everything else ok.

That was only partially true. 

I work because I have to, not because I get any serious joy out of it.  I used to say I was like the guy from Office Space, my dream career was to do nothing.  But if I look at what I really enjoy doing:

  • reading
  • editing
  • researching
my "dream" job should've been obvious.  I've blogged for years, have written short stories, even write at work. I love to Google!  Give me a subject and I'm fast to research as much information as I can. But I've never thought of it as something that I could make money with.  Meanwhile, I've been looking for a side hustle.  A little play money would be nice and getting out of debt is one of my top priorities.  I never would've thought that the thing I loved to do could be the answer my prayers.

My friend Chanel began to post on Facebook about writing and following your dreams.  And at first the posts were calm.  And then, they became more urgent "HEY SUCKA, YOU LIKE TO WRITE? YOU BETTER WRITE THEN!" And even though she didn't know it, she was talking to me the whole time.

We chatted, and since then I've been researching, and writing, and thinking, and writing, and brushing up on my grammar, and writing.  And writing. And I found something that I thought I'd lost, a sense of fulfillment.

Sometimes, when something is in you, and you feel like you have to share it, it's not about you at all.  God's using you to help someone else.

Thank you, for rekindling that part of my spirit.  I'm glad to have you on this journey with me.

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