They say the first step to conquering a problem is admitting you have one.
There I said it.
I have spent the last couple of years going through the motions. I’m all of the things I said I wanted to be, but low-level and or barely. I’m kinda tired of being a “kinda” writer. I’m tired of being a “sorta” jewelry/accessory designer and creator. I’m tired of “kinda” dating, being “sorta” social…
This ish is getting old. No, it’s been old, I’m just owning up to it.
I thought posting videos on YouTube was the answer, but all it really did was illuminate the fact that I had NO IDEA where I wanted my life to go. I want the platform to mean something, to stand for something. I want to use my channel to ultimately help those who need it.
But damn if I can figure out how to get there.
So, I’m starting over. No “sorta” or “kinda,” just “.”.
However, I’m not sure where THE beginning is. If I take it ALLLL the way back, I caught the craft and writing bug practically at the same time. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 10, and I first discovered crafts were cool that same year as well.
I honed my writing and I know that my passions lie in personal essays and How-to/Help topics. Anything that helps someone is fair game. Craft wise, I lean toward crochet, chainmaille and Native American loom beadwork. I do other crafts as well, but these are the ones I always have supplies on hand for projects when the mood strikes.
As a weird aside, I include commentary on political and social issues a form of helping people. We’ll never get along without an open dialogue and free communication.
So, to summarize:
I’m a crafty writer who enjoys helping people via crafts and social commentary via YouTube.
A video of my making scarves with beaded uplifting quotes for everyone coming soon!
I kid…I kid.
I do want to figure out a way to combine all these interests. So, maybe I’ll record (a how-to?) me making a craft item that ties directly into a social issue I want to discuss, sell it and donate part of the proceeds to a charity.
That just might work. What do you think? Let me know!
Anyway, this is my attempt to figure out my life and help others at the same time. Think it could work? Think it has a fighting chance? Again, let me know.