Life is too short not to take risks and go after what you love.
Why do I blog like I’m running out of time? It’s because I am. In a way, at least. After my job at Goodwill ends next Wednesday, I’ll still have my blog to fall back on. But I’m not going to throw away my shot and be content with blogging the rest of my life.
I want to do so much more than blog and write. I want to see the world. I want to dive into the journalism trenches and investigate things and ask questions that make people squirm and hesitate.
The people who inspire me have come into my life for a reason and I am not going to rest until I get to the bottom of those reasons. It would be a shame to throw all that inspiration away for something else just because I need a job.
I know I have to start small; my dream job isn’t going to come after me. There will be many ups and downs. But it’s nothing I can’t handle. I don’t think anyone has ever said doing what you love will be easy. If I could have everything I ever wanted handed to me on a silver platter, it wouldn’t be as satisfying as if I had earned and achieved it myself.
I just have to work on letting go of my regrets and the fear of failure. Because those are going to get me absolutely nowhere. But unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.