I’m the type of person that needs to wake up without an alarm or a knock on my door followed by a dreadful “GET UP, YOUR GONNA BE LATE!” It has been surprisingly clear from a young age that I need to make my own hours.
So, I figured “Hey, I love writing and I’m knees deep in what most would consider self-improvement.” so, the obvious next step would be to look into becoming a freelance writer/wellness blogger.
And that’s exactly what I did.
This allows me to write for a living while offering readers practical solutions to common daily problems.
And yes, I’m fully aware of the long nights and inevitable harsh criticisms the future holds for me. Still, it’s one worth stepping into, if it means I’ll have a purpose bigger than myself.
But, for the sake of keeping this post as clear and concise as I can make it, I’ll strip it down to one specific reason, and that is;
I Want To Become a Better Writer
Who would have guessed that some of my deepest conversations would have been with complete strangers?
It’s funny how much someone is willing to tell you if only you’ll listen. So, I did just that, with almost everyone.
During my time working for Ford as a porter, I’ve come across a variety of interesting people.
One example would be when I met a guy named John. He drove up in his 2017 Ford Raptor on a slow Saturday evening, an hour before my shift was over.
You could tell he was in good spirits, and just like most people, eager to tell me about himself. Thankfully he was also incredibly interesting to listen too.
Turns out he just wanted to get his tires supplied with Nitrofill, and I was happy to help.
After reading “How To Win Friends & Influence People” I almost always felt compelled to challenge myself and see if I can befriend a complete stranger using the advice given in the book.
I learned that people love talking about themselves, even if they’re speaking to a complete stranger.
With that in mind, at some point during the conversation, I eventually asked; “Can you give me some advice on how to get where you’re at today?”
What John told me, I’ve heard hundreds of times in the past. But it was different this time, it was different because I felt a real sense of hope.
He said “I’m doing what I love to do. I’m doing it because I love doing it, and because of that, it’s easy to get really good at it.”
So, that’s the plan.
- Write because it’s what I love to do.
- Write for others as a freelancer.
- Write blogs for readers who find my content interesting enough to return to.
- And to exponentially improve my writing skills over time.
Maybe it was because I’ve heard it countless times and it finally clicked, or maybe because I was speaking to someone who seemed genuinely happy with his life.
Where am I taking this blog?
If I could paint the perfect future in regards to where I want this blog to be in three months, it would be one with much higher traffic and an increased output on my end (more blogs).
I would love to eventually focus on trying out new health and wellness trends and give my own take on it, along with a video to compliment each post.
What does this mean for you?
More content, with a splash of improved consistency.
Expect a blog post each Monday.
(Maybe a few extra posts sprinkled throughout the week.)
Finally, to those who take the time out of their day to read what I find important enough to write about, I want to say thank you. It truly means a lot knowing I can offer something of value to those in searching to improve themselves.
Cheers, to a better tomorrow.