It’s time to get serious, who’s with me?
On Friday I wrote about how I’m finally taking my blog seriously; and I am. I’m also taking my life and my dreams a lot more seriously too. I’m currently 27 and I know the career I am in now isn’t where I see the rest of my life. The people? They’re lovely! The work? It’s not too bad! The pay? Well, the pay is great in all honesty… But I want something more from my future, I want my dreams to come true… After all, who doesn’t?
So, without boring you with my nigh-impossible dreams. I thought I’d quickly highlight the things I’m doing to achieve them.
Firstly, as per Fridays post, I’m taking my blog a lot more seriously, this here that you’re reading, and I am already noticing fantastic results. I’m actively reading other peoples work, taking part in competitions and challenges, and I’m learning so much each day! I’ve had this blog a while now, but never treated it as anything more than a glorified journal, and I certainly never advertised it… But, I have to say it’s so far been invaluable! It’s definitely the biggest step forward I’ve made. I’ve even got a logo!
Secondly, I’m actively pursuing my career in photography. You may, or may not, be aware that my friend Greg and I run Level Up Photography. We’re currently doing Wordless Wednesdays, such as entry Number 1 and Number 2, and clients are actually coming in a lot quicker than we initially expected! It’s an incredibly exciting time for both of us. We have hopes that one day in the future we will be able to open our own studio… Then things will really be taking off! (Oh, and we also have a Logo for this!)
Thirdly, my attitude has just entirely changed. I’ve set myself a goal now and I’m aiming towards it. By the time I’m 31 I want to be making money from my creative pursuits. Ideally I’d like to make writing and photography my full time business, and I don’t think that’s too impossible. Failing that, I’d at least like to reduce my other work to allow for more creative time. Creativity keeps me happy, keeps me sane, and I know that’s where my future lies. It’s taken awhile to understand that and to realise these things don’t just fall on your lap. I’ve spent over a decade of my life saying “I’m going to be an author!” but never making a real effort to achieve that. Sure I always thought I was, but I wasn’t really. I needed to adjust my mindset, engage in my future, and actively create my opportunities.
So I’m taking my future seriously, very seriously indeed, but I’m definitely having a lot of fun along the way!