Following my dreams

Since the days when it was still socially acceptable for me to wear pigtails, I’ve dreamed of becoming a writer. I’m sure my fantasy of this profession is much more magical than reality but I figure it’s about time I live out that dream. I’m holding onto hope the adult-life I envisioned as a frizzy-haired kid is somewhat accurate.

My plan – take one year to write. I’ll continue freelancing and plan to blog 3-4 times a week, and the best part, work on a book! I’ve had an idea for a book floating around for a longer period of time than I’m willing to admit and I hope to finally give it the attention I’ve longed to for so many years. I’m free-Slurpee-day-at-7-11 excited!

What this means – well according to my husband, it means a year of me embracing my weird self and living that life as honestly and fully as I can.  According to me, well, I like his description, but it also means a few other things…

Anyone who knows me, knows I thrive on a full schedule. Photography has provided me with that for a number of years now and it’s incredible. I feel so fortunate for everything it has brought my way and allowed me to experience. A huge part of my heart is nestled in my photography business and that isn’t going to change. What will change though, is the amount of photography I’ll be doing, but this is a good thing, promise! It means I’ll have a bit more time for writing and that’s amazing news!

My Dad has always been adamant that I just need to follow my heart and everything else will fall into place from there. I know he’s right because living those words has led me to where I am today. However for the last three years in a row, “Write!” has been at the top of my New Year’s Resolution list and it’s always the item that remains on there without ever being checked off. I’m excited, nervous, and a little nauseous, but I know I’ll regret it if I don’t give that goal an honest effort. I’m utterly clueless as to the steps I take from here. The only thing I’m sure of is that to be a writer, I must write.

If you’re interested in hearing more about this journey please feel free to follow along! Over the next few days I’ll be sharing more hints as to what my “Year of Weird” will look like and some of the things I’ll be exploring.

I’m so excited for 2016 and hope that you’ll stop by often to keep me company!

6 thoughts on “Following my dreams

  1. I’m so in love with those who live their passion. Bravo my friend!! I can’t wait to see that 2016 brings for you!! I will be watching!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Michelle! You’re an excellent example of someone who 100% lives their passion; a great source of inspiration :)

  2. I look forward to the fruition of your dream come true! Put me on the list when your book comes out. I’d love to buy it. Until then, I will live vicariously through your blog. Happy writing!

  3. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for those of us who LOVE following you. I am so happy that you will be following your dreams, we only live once so enjoy every moment of it and do what makes you happy!!!! Hugs

    1. You’re the best, Christine! Your love and support means the world to me, I’m so lucky to have you guys in my life :)
      You’re absolutely correct, we do only live once and gosh darn it, I’m not going to live to regret not doing something I’ve dreamed about for so long!

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