Writing came upon me rather suddenly and it was completely organic. I was basically minding my own business looking for a job and trying to figure out what the next step was going to be with no money and no job. As an author my intent was not to make great big gobs of money but to simply get a message out there to children and by extension their parents and others who would hear about my stories and want to check them out. So far it has been slow going but I persevere.
I love writing and then making the stories come alive with simple and colorful drawings. I love sharing my thoughts and heart with others just so that you can be encouraged. Recently, I was at a trade show for Human Resources Professionals and found myself talking to a recruitment specialists and this phrase popped out of my mouth… BRIDGING THE GAP! and I paused for a moment and pondered on those words. Yes, that’s it!
“Building a bridge that would allow me to continue funding and pushing this vision”
Have you had to do this? Have you started a project, developed an interest in a business and felt like you were on the right path? Finally having reached your purpose but its not paying as you know it should? So now you are having to update your resume, seek out job opportunities again just to fund your business or vision? This is where I am at right now trying to bridge the gap in order to continue building, growing and funding my vision because the writing has not stopped. In fact, I have book ideas and concepts written down and my mind keeps going every day with something else that can be done.
I write this to encourage you, that if you find yourself in this place… step back and take a look at the situation. It is okay to incorporate what you have gained in previous experience with what you have learned now and taking the steps, to do what comes next to better take care of you.. there is.no shame in that. The only challenge is staying true to your vision and setting goals that will ensure each step gets accomplished.
I am still working to bridge the gap for myself and have found it to be very frustrating at times because you guessed it… the plan never works out the way you envision it. But with faith and a whole lot of patience it does in the end.
Keep on trucking, keep holding on, all is not lost. You are alive and breathing and everything is possible!!!!