You know, I admit that I’ve wanted to use this blog and write on this blog for the purpose of making some money, but I also am a writer at heart. This sort of ties into my last post, so I can link that.
I am a writer – and a creator – at heart. I always have been. I remember drawing pictures of horses over and over again as a child until I mastered the art. Finally, at eleven years old, my horses looked pretty darn close to the real thing. You might assume I’m perfectionist, and you’d be right. But you might not know that I consider myself a Jack of All Trades, and the master of all of them. Because, as the saying goes:
“Jack of all trades, but the master of none.”
I don’t know who wrote that, but it floats around from time to time. I am an extremely ambitious person, and perhaps this is because of my health. I’ve struggled with a rare heart defect since I was born, and because of that, I’ve almost died many times. Because of this close state to death, I find myself wanting to do and experience everything before the Good Lord brings me home. And I know that He will, in His own due time.
I’ve read countless posts about how to be successful as a blogger, a YouTuber, a Twitch streamer, an entertainer, a dancer, a musician…etc. All of the things that I want to become. But I realized I’ve fallen into that trap – the trap where the media tries to tell you that there’s ‘one set way’ or some type of formula to get the success in these fields. But the truth of the matter is this – there is, nor will there ever be, a set way as to how to achieve something great in any field.
I’ve learned in my life from doing things that were considered impossible by medical and scientific standards that the word ‘impossible’ really does mean ‘I’m possible!’ I believe Audrey Hepburn, just as I believe myself as I pull myself out of that sea of ‘how to be successful’ posts, books, blogs, videos, and anything else you can imagine.
I’ve read that there are only certain ways to get successful in the field of blogging: follow one topic, interact with other people, always use quotes and links, never plagiarize (which I would never do in the first place), and more. But I start to question these things, and I find myself reverting back to that rebellious person that I was when I was in my mid teenage years. The person that could look someone in the eye and say: ‘You’re wrong. I’m going to do this. Just watch me.’
I often have wondered where that person inside of me went, but then I realize she never left. She was never gone, but just…hidden. Many things happened, but I don’t want to get into that right now.
Back to the point. I want to be successful in many fields, a lot of which are polar opposites of each other, or require decades of patience or to start at a young age which is an asset that I just don’t have. But I do have this: I have drive. I have desire. I have the undying urgency to reach those goals and to run past that finish line with flying colors.
This brings me to the last point in this post: I’m going to post on here whatever I want. It will most likely always be random, or something that doesn’t even pertain to the present day or even reality. Since I consider myself a Jack of All Trades, it will often be about some career, goal, or something that can be learned and mastered. Lastly, I will post whatever I feel like posting.
Before, I was afraid to do this. A million worries ran through my mind: what if I lose followers? What if this just pushes me further away from the goal? What if this really is impossible unless I follow those guidelines. But now I’m trying to push those worries to the side as I focus on what I really enjoy – a little bit of everything.
I’m sorry for this post being jumbled up and rushed. It’s pretty late in the night as I write this, and I’m pretty tired. But I had to get this off my chest. Again, my apologies for the lack of structure.
What about you? Do you think there’s a formula for success? Or do you believe that success is catered to each individual and their circumstances?
Let me know in the comments. We can start a conversation. 😉