Get gutsy

Here’s an obvious statement for you: I thoroughly enjoy writing.

Not only have I put a lot of heart into this blog since September 2011, I also keep a journal by my bedside that is filled with scattered thoughts and stories, wrote and delivered a commencement speech for an audience of 4,000+, and of course have included writing into my career through blogs, news articles, social media posts, email content, press releases, event invitations, etc.

While I’ve begun to introduce my writing to platforms like Medium, one of my favorite fellow bloggers has recently inspired me to “get gutsy,” aka go for what it is that I truly want: to push the limits of my writing and make it a more instrumental part of my life.

Today I took steps to do just that. With so many ideas constantly spinning around in my head, it’s imperative that I organize and think through the ones that mean the most to me. So I set up shop at the corner bakery and got started. I brainstormed publications I’d like to freelance for, websites I aspire to be a contributor for, and key influencers – both locally and nationally – whose advice I value and am going to seek out.

I know that writing will always be a part of my life, if for no other reason than I enjoy doing it for my own well-being and happiness. Yet if I can expand my passion to help others and sharpen my craft along the way, I can only see positive outcomes from taking the initiative to make that happen.

So here’s to getting gutsy, pushing my limits and being open-minded to the journey ahead. Cheers.

If you have thoughts, ideas or suggestions for writing opportunities, I encourage you to continue the conversation and reach out to me or comment below.