Has anyone ever had the feeling that they were meant for something more, something other than the nine to five job, where all you do is follow another person’s orders in an effort to help them achieve their goals? I have been feeling like this a lot recently. I love my job working as a software developer but on the other hand, I feel as if I am neglecting my more creative side, the part of me that needs to give back to the world in a way that I find meaningful.
In an attempt to be more creative I started this blog and have been trying to find the time to make posts, but to write a book review you must first read the book, and I struggle to get through a book a week on top of working a full-time job. I started to rush through books from series that I loved, just so I could put out a review each week. This is not sustainable.
I am writing this post as a way to formulate a plan of sorts moving forward. Starting in the next few weeks, I will be trying to develop one new habit every month for twelve months. I have been putting this off for a while ever since I saw some people following this trend on YouTube and I want to try and build my own habits, ones that interest me as a creative. The habits I will be trying to form will be creative in nature, like developing reading and writing practices. I will also pursue some physical/mental habits to expand my limits and document my findings. I feel stuck in my life and hopefully this year long challenge will shake me out of my rut.
I am also not sure how short stories perform on blogs, but I intend to start writing and sharing them on mine. I want to eventually start wringing novels and I believe this is a great place to start. I encourage anyone reading this to send me an email detailing their own progress or short stories, and I will happily post them on my blog.
I hope that everyone does something today that scratches that little creative itch we all have, because one day you might not be able to write that book or sing that song, so best do it now my friend while there is still time.