Long Term Goals

I’ve decided to start posting daily, in an attempt to increase readership. Why? Because it has always been my goal in life to be a writer, and this will help me reach that. I’m not sure how many days will be filler, but I’ll see how long I can keep this up.

 

“51. Do you have any specific long-term goals? What is one and how do you plan on reaching it?”

from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

 

My life goal since I was 11 has been to make a living with writing, and this has been awakened through this blog. It’s honestly super frustrating, because I am in debt and have very little savings, so I have to stay in my day job for years to come now (unless my boyfriend finds a job that can support us).

I’m hoping that keeping up with this blog will eventually lead to the fulfillment of that dream. This is the first time I have managed to maintain a posting schedule for any length of time. I’m closer now to meeting that goal every aspiring writer has (or should have) of writing every day than I have ever been.

If at all possible, I will save up enough to live off for a year, quit my job, and try writing for a living. If I don’t do at least that much, I’m simply not being true to myself.

Writing, the simply joy of putting words on paper and sharing my ideas with others, has been a part of my life for so long. It grounds me in a way nothing else does.

It’s very difficult, now, for me to write fiction, especially fantasy, which I used to love. My analytic mind and newfound skepticism gets in the way. But I’m still trying! I refuse to let my ideas escape forever.

Before, I had the goal of converting people with my writing. I wrote a story of a cat who celebrated Easter, even. Now, I want to make a difference in leading people out of religion. It’s so clear to me that religion causes harm, and I want to help save future generations from being raised as I was. Even many religious people would agree that much of how I was raised was unhealthy, but there’s inherent problems with believing something that isn’t true. For starters, it usually means you’ll fall prey to another scam.

Maybe I just needed to find my passion. I think I have.


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