I want it and I got it,” Drake croons on “Furthest Thing,” a song on his 2013 album Nothing Was The Same. This track played as I began writing this week’s newsletter. That is life’s journey in a nutshell. Some days it’s wonderful. On other days, it’s difficult when you realize your full potential and you’re not quite sure how to connect your present to that moment of glory when it all makes sense.
April is here. This is always a time of reflection as I count down the days to my birthday in May. This time last year, my part-time writing gig became my full-time gig and this opportunity allowed me more stability. I was also given a small raise.
Presently, I’m thinking alot about what is next. One of my biggest concerns as a writer is the ability to share my authentic voice and the thoughts of others. As I build up my brand and my media brand Hearts Converse, this has always been the first thing in my mind.
I want to be in a place that values that energy and looks to promote it. I’ve been able to do some of that in my current job. But as I look ahead, I know that I must keep these values close to me. No matter who publishes my byline, it is still my name on that piece. It is still my energy being put into it.
I’m not on a search for answers because they always come to me in some shape or form.
I’m just trying to put all the pieces together.
To be continued…
To those who celebrate, Happy Resurrection Sunday and Happy Easter!