How to Connect

So, I love writing.  I have no doubt it is my calling, my center, my soul.  I’ll write and tell stories forever, whether or not it is ever my paid, professional, real job.  That said, I want to leave behind work that pays the bills but doesn’t ignite my soul, and I want to live the life of my dreams — the life of a full time artist.

So, how does one, in the midst of this hurly-burly world, find you.  Yes you, because I am looking for you, the dreamer, the doer, the one who finds my stories and in doing so, finds something else you were looking for as well.

I have connected to and been grateful for more artists, musicians, writers, and dreamers than I can ever say.  I am so, so happy they followed their dreams and didn’t let their gifts disappear from the earth while they flipped fries or unloaded boxes.  I love them, and I want to join them.  And I have a feeling you do too.  So, here’s five beginning ideas for connecting to people and living your dream.

1:  Never, ever give up.  You can get discouraged, but always know there is something so special in your soul that it’s worth fighting your whole life through to get it out.

2: Start walking forward.  Every little step counts.  Start writing that story, learning that song.  The world WILL respond to your action, to real movement.

3: Be kind, enthusiastic, and helpful.  A thousand doors open for the person everyone wants involved.  If you can’t be joyful about freely giving your time and help to something, you’re probably not following your real dream.

4: See your success and work backward.  Envision yourself with everything you want, then imagine (or interview yourself to find out) how you got there.

5: Be your true self.  Stop pretending, or imagining you have to be different.  If you find something that makes you crazy excited, everyone will want to be a part of it and you’ll be loved for what comes naturally.

Published by katherinecerulean

Novelist, founder of The Athens Writers Association, and enthusiast of all things awesome and magical. Need my help with ANYTHING? Just ask!

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