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Every no you get in the business gets you that much closer to a yes -Tom Boyd

Some thoughts today, my friends:

I just spoke to someone about their ambitions and passion for their craft of videography. In short, it was empowering, inspiring, and completely mesmerizing to hear of the struggles and successes this person has equally experienced. It got me thinking of my love of writing. Everyone has their stories like this yes, but I feel especially for creative industries, you come to appreciate the fight to stay at it every day. You evolve and improve, you stay the same and regress, but you keep.at.it.

I have been writing professionally since I was 10 years old. I wrote for my elementary school newspaper and my mom still displays my article from the local town paper. Well, the paper ran through all of the Treasure Coast, but I don't want to brag ;) I've also pursued writing academically for both undergrad and grad degrees and managed to study all variations of it: technical, creative, professional, news reporting. The commitment is real, y'all.

I've written for several publications in the great city of Orlando and I always aim to add more (Shameless plug. As Carly J said all last summer, and the one before that, Call Me, Maybe):) I have managed to maintain this blog space for four years. Four years! I have certainly had my lapses in time for contributing consistently but she is here and she is mine. My other website is another space I am so proud to say I have created as well and reflects not only a time in my life I will never forget (grad school), but a transition of my writing and my self most definitely.

The point of all of this, yes there is one, is that for every day you try and each opportunity you make or take to give it your best, you are doing what you intended. Money, fame, power, any other incentive is just simply icing on the already delicious funfetti cake you have created. Keep at it. When you don't think you can, you CAN. Take down days, discouragements, missed moments, and file it into the experience you want to be part of. Because the a-ha moments are sometimes few and far but man they are powerful.

I am writer, hear me roarrrrrr!


Til we meet again,
M

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