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The Forever Balancing Game of Life

I’m sure I’ve talked about this plenty of times. In many posts, using different words and scenarios. haha Like the title states…The Forever Balancing Game of Life.

I was scrolling through my IG feed. All walks of life there. Famous to normal humans.

We all live so different yet so the same. We all want to show the world a part of us. A piece of who we are. Life in 2019 seems to be defined through social media. I’m right there in the middle. I share, but not everything. Finding a balance is hard. We live in a time where there is so much available to us. So many things competing for our attention.

Much of the older generations don’t understand how we can spend hours on our smartphone. Kind of like how I feel about the music my son listens to. Like…is this really good music? And are they actually making money off of this? 🤦 The normalcy of children playing outside from dusk till dawn on the weekends is no longer normal. I played video games as a kid. Sega and Nintendo were cool but it didn’t beat hanging outside and climbing on the rooftop of our apartment building. Continue reading “The Forever Balancing Game of Life”

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Holding Myself Accountable

 

I’m halfway there. I just need to get through a couple more stages.

  • The rough draft is complete
  • The format has been laid out
  • I’ve chosen a title (I think )

Now I need to:

  • Proofread and edit
  • Complete artwork

Not too much right? I’ve looked up a few self-publishing sites. I think I’m going to go with Create Space (owned by Amazon). This will be my first book ever. How the times have changed. No more waiting for someone to think your book is good enough.

This age benefits the artist. Whether you’re a writer or a singer. There are plenty of avenues to get your work out to the masses.

What I’ve learned…content creation is everything. Work on your craft constantly. The more you do it, the better you will get. The more content, the better.

Social media is the game you must get really good at.

Marketing and advertising – we don’t have to pay tons of money for it at first. I don’t pay for any social media platforms. Once you get real momentum, you should start paying for advertising. Facebook, Instagram, etc.

I decided in order to build momentum I needed to get myself on the court. Like, I can’t score if I haven’t even tried out for the team. I have a couple of books I’ve been working on. It’s hard, I admit. At times the creativity is flowing and sometimes I come to a complete stop. I thought to myself, I have tons of poetry. Things I’ve written and saved through the years. Why not get those out now? Why wait?

So, I’ve set a deadline for myself. June 20th, 2018! I just randomly picked a date 😆 I think maybe I should look at my astrology first. Well, definitely mid-June. Now that I’ve put it out there into the universe, I’m holding myself accountable. It’s one thing to think it in your mind and write it down. It’s another to say it out loud and put yourself on the spot. I’m not one to back down from a challenge…even with myself 😉

The race is on 🏇🏇🏇