"Make sure all your inner actions end with actions"
-Big Sean, Voices in My Head
This week I experienced a first! I was published on XoNecole(Here). If you’ve been here since the beginning, you know it’s kind of a big deal. I haven’t taken a writing class. I tired to get my writing on the website over three times and now it’s finally happened. It was proof that I can truly do anything that I put my mind too! It proved that I can write in a way that people can understand and even debate about. To date it has been shared over 800 times from the website. It has over 170 comments on Facebook with 80 more shares. It has circulated Twitter. I’ve even had a lady send me a thread thanking me for the article. All of this was overwhelming and exciting.
This experience taught me how to put my work in the world and detach my feelings. It also taught me how to take feedback on my work. During the process of submitting the final article I had an "AH HAH" moment. Everything I've been through prepared me for that moment. My time as an auditor prepared me for how to address comments. My time as a project account, taught me how to properly communicate through emails. Me writing this newsletter every week, taught me how to make a clear point while staying true to myself. Everything happens for a reason.
I was confident with what I written because it was my truth. You ladies allowed me to feel comfortable in that and for that I'm extremely thankful. I found it mind blowing that you could get paid for writing. It was the best most surreal feeling.
But you know what it taught me most, it reminded me of my first love.
That’s my book. This entire journey for writing is for one thing and that's to finish my book. When you’re working on something as frustrating and isolating as a book, you can easily get distracted. And want instant validation. Instant of confirmation that what you’re working on is going somewhere. But, when I finally published the article, it was this small part of me that said this isn’t it. It reminded me to stick to the plan.
Now that’s not to say, that I will never write an article. But I don’t want to turn into someone trying to think of something to write about every week. If there’s a subject or topic I’m passionate about, I now know where I can go to get my thoughts out. But that’s it.
I’ve been rejuvenated to finish my book by any means. With that said, I’m going to change the frequency of the newsletter.
Instead of having a new letter every week. Starting February, we will go bi-weekly. The format will be one in letter format. And the other in our typical format. I don’t want this newsletter to turn into a drag or me pulling topics out of my ass. But I don’t want to lose you ladies attention or trust. I hope you will stick with me on this journey!
If you’re in the Detroit area, let me know if you’re interested in attending a Healing Circle. Next week, I’ll explain to you my experience with one and what you have to look forward too!
Until next time:
“Dream them dreams. Then man-up and live them dreams, because a life without dreams is black and white. And the universe flows in technicolor and surround-sound.”- The Late Great Combat Jack!
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