For my first post I’d like to list my credentials that are relevant to this blog. I am a failure, pretty much. I am 26 years old and haven’t achieved one damn thing that I planned to when I was younger. Why? Because I’m lazy. Well, that’s about to change.
So here’s a bit of backstory to those who are interested: I was going to study mechanical engineering but my father died just before my final exams. This severely affected not only my final grades but also our financial situation. I couldn’t go to uni. So instead I landed a student job at a large South African company. It lasted 3 months before our contracts ended.
So here my job hunting started. For the next three years I got various contract based jobs at said company as well as some waitering and pizza delivery gigs. A lot of my time was spent unemployed. At the age of 21 I landed another one of these contract jobs. This one lasted three years and ended up getting me a permanent job at this company. The permanent job lasted about a year. June of 2013 I handed in my resignation. I was sick and tired of doing the same thing day in day out for what I considered at the time to be “peanuts”. My bosses couldn’t promote me because of Black Economic Empowerment (which I think was bullshit anyway – I was doing a managers job for a clerk’s salary, the company wins big time).
So off I went to forfill my dream of becoming a writer. Only problem was I’m a fiction writer and have real trouble writing articles. My money quickly dwindeled and I ended up moving to my girlfriend in a new town. This was planned all along but I thought I’d be bringing a bunch of money along with me. Nope.
Now, at 26, my third book and one that I actually intend to send to a publisher is a first draft. I lost three months of editing when they broke in and stole my laptop, our television and some other random things. I was gutted. I couldn’t find the will to go on.
I have been editing on and off recently but haven’t really got back into it until today. Today I decided it’s time to actively chase my dream. I can bitch and moan all I want about how life is hard and this and that but to be completely honest I’d sort of given up. Until today.
The motivation that I found came from a youtube video entitled “dream” (I think). I’ll pop a link somewhere if I can. (new to word press)
Anyway, after watching this video I was plunged into deep thought something along the lines of: there are others out there that are going through what I’m going through. I really like helping people. It’s one of my passions.
So, here I am. I’m going to find and share something deeply motivating every morning before I start on anything else. Come with me on this journey and let us actively seek out and achieve our dreams! I want every single reader, even if it’s just one or two, to confess their dream and make it happen – no matter how ridiculous your dream is!
I have many dreams. I will be focussing on three in this blog. I want to be a published novelist. I want to play at least one pro game of cricket before I die. I want to get a degree in mechanical engineering like my father wanted me two.
So again I say come with me on this journey and together we will make it happen! If this blog can help just one person to achieve something they’ve been longing to achieve all the effort will be more than worth it!
Here’s the video that I found so profoundly motivating today:
PS – I’m not going to be editing these posts so if there’s a few mistakes or bad sentences please do forgive me!