In the digital jungle, where the wild buzzwords roam free and shiny objects of promise lurk at every turn, content creators and solopreneurs often find themselves at crossroads. Down one path lies the Emerald City of Content Creation; down the other, a tempting trail of quick-fixes that, like a mirage, vanish upon approach.
It’s the motley musicians playing beneath weary stoops, and on random seats along the banks of the Mississippi; it’s the umpteen beignets and Po’ Boys; it’s the whirling, blurring throng of Mardi Gras; it’s the chaos and the hardship sitting alongside quiet introspection; and it’s the people…
It would be great to skip past Grief and wind up at Acceptance in the time it takes to order a McChicken, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like that.
Chances are, you have absolute clarity about what you DON’T like – anti-fungal nail cream ads, the smell of burning plastic, that one aggressive pebble hiding out in your shoe – but you haven’t given the same time and energy to determining what you DO like.
Figuring out what you want out of life can be a lifelong process. And while everyone knows it’s important to do the things that make us happy, it can be overwhelming to determine where to start.
I made a pact with myself in the still, pre-dawn hours – a commitment to my future self: No matter what happens, I’m doing whatever I want with what’s left of my life.
I didn’t want to settle for languishing, or wasting my days throwing all the magic-wish coins in the one unkempt well, only to sit back and wait for the universe to throw me a lifeline. I wanted to break out of apathy jail. So I did.