I heard a wise person say this morning, "Opportunities are there, but we're not always opportunity aware."
Wow. Talk about being smacked in my face with the cold, hard truth. In the last post, I camped out in my head again trying to figure out if I needed to let one area of my professional life go. My reasoning:
When you only put 25% in 4 different things, you can never truly master the area.
Then, I received a revelation while writing the post. I figured that I should find a way to merge all of my talents and skills. The quote from this morning gave me the confirmation.
Since the inception of this blog, I've been clear about my goals as a writer. The dream? To sell series and series of best-selling books like Ann M. Martin and R.L. Stine. I say it, and I mean it. I've also written about wanting to get to a point where I could eventually pursue my writing full-time, leaving the traditional educational setting.
What I didn't realize was that there is such a grand opportunity in the field I'm in. Why in the world would I let this type of access go? Think about it. I'm right in front of my target audience, I'm learning new skills every day, and there's this little thing called e-learning that I've been doing.
I realize that I had it all wrong. I was about to run away from a big opportunity.
I remember being an 8/9 year old knowing what I wanted to do deep inside but never really being able to articulate it. I always thought when a person "grew up" they could only be one thing. I have no idea where I got that silly idea from. But, if I really dig deep into my younger self I realize that my revelation matches that childhood dream. I said that I wanted to be the following:
A best-selling author
A successful entrepreneur