If I want my life to change, I will need to change what I am doing. This is not rocket science. Life is short, and I want to spend my time exploring the world and all it has to offer. I do not want to spend my life working tirelessly, waiting for the day I can start to live. So, what am I going to change?
I have absolutely no idea.
When I was young I wanted to be two things, a professional writer that was able to travel the world, reporting on things of my choice and to be a photographer for National Geographic Magazine, traveling the world to capture images that will move people from inside the yellow magazine covers.
What am I doing now? Something that is very fulfilling and makes a difference, but it is not supporting my dreams of traveling the world and sharing the magic I find with the rest of the world.
So, here I am, Sunday evening, getting ready to prep my meals for the week. About to wash my laundry for another Monday through Friday routine. Hiding from my dreams. Today, I took the first step in the direction I want to go. I submitted a story to an eBook collection, that will include myself and a handful of other runners. I am also committing to daily writing for my first official book.
Thinking back through the years, I am remembering when I was a sophomore in high school. I spent my time in class writing a novel in spiral bound notebooks, which several of my classmates took turns reading. I thought I would be a published author by now. I thought I would be able to travel the country and world, sharing my books with others. So, maybe that is what I should be doing.
I am giving myself 1 full year from today to complete a manuscript, and to have it accepted for publication somewhere. I am committing to spend at least 30 minutes each day writing as well, for better or worse. Right now, I am entering the deadline date in my phone for 8/21/17.
Wish me luck!