JKLTip What is your story? What would you like to add to the narrative? What next steps can you take to start adding to it?
I firmly believe that writer’s block doesn’t exist. What exists, is not writing, or creating because we are judging, delaying, overthinking, worrying about “good enough”. I know the most important thing to do if you are trying to build a tribe, to work with more people, create a movement, through is to be consistent. Yet the last few days have been the least I have shared, because I was questioning a lot
I’ve been struggling with the question, why bother? It’s exhausting, it’s difficult, and at most times not fun. What makes it even more difficult is my number one priority beyond family and friends is that I love my job, probably not typical of someone who works on other things. So being honest, up front I hit a dip, a lull, and had to ask myself, am I in, or out?
It’s funny how omens work though. I’ve been struggling the last few days with the idea that if I have such a great job, why don’t I just crush netflix, or play video games on the off hours? When I saw this building brick, I snapped a picture and reflection hit me. My story is that I always do my best to create opportunity, to model for youth and recently I’ve felt that the best way I can do it is by creating something far larger than myself
I realized I want to take that extra 25 hours a week and put the work in to gain entrepreneurial traction because it can add to the ability for me to give back to youth, through more opportunities long term. So I’ve been struggling with my why and with what others will think. This wall I was driving by reminded me, if I want to build opportunities for youth to thrive that don’t currently exist, then for that reason, for that story, I have to stick with it. Like any investment, right now it’s tough, right now it sucks sometimes, but just keep learning and everything will be ok.