I came across a post written by a seemly frustrated writer who has no degree, but is very talented. He wanted to know why a college degree is a requirement for a full-time job as a writer? His work has proven to “The Powers to Be” that he knows is stuff, however is struggling to land a full-time writing gig, because he does not have a journalism degree.
My heart went out to him and writers alike. Then my heart went out to myself; the one who has a journalism degree. However, when the writer’s struggle became too much, I settled for a paying job with benefits. Unfortunately, I began to take paying jobs not in my field, and before I knew it I landed a government job.
After reading the writer’s cry, I took a deep breath. I try not to let frustration build in me as I thought about my career and where I could have been, with “my degree,” and all. However, I could not help but to have flash-backs about what happened or did not happen, I began to pray.
Afterwards, I picked up where I left off with “Angel’s Laws of Blogging.” The word “motivation,” in bold red letters, stood out to me. Although I saw the same word the night before the word actually spoke to me, it was as if it said, “you, yeah you, get motivated!”
In “Angel’s Laws of Blogging,” the 5th law talks about how hard it is to stay motivated when money is low. “In the early days of Concrete Loop, it was easy to lose sight of my own goals and sometimes hard to stay motivated, especially after I quit college and the money started to slow down,” Angel said. However her persistence paid off and she is not only known for her popular entertainment blog “Concrete Loop,” she is also an author. Oh yeah, and did I mentioned, she makes a pretty decent living off her blog? I mean the girl bought herself a house from her career as a blogger, that’s not bad.
Those who want to succeed have something in common , we start off small, work hard, and sacrifice a lot to get through to success. No matter when you decide to start or what experiences you bring to the table the formula remains the same for anyone who chooses success; “Work Hard + Motivation + Persistence = Your Goals Accomplished!”