I have been working on this concept for a few months, today it has become a reality.
The idea for this started a few months ago and I wanted to share it with the community in WordPress where the journey started for me in the anime blogging community.
A little over two years ago I left a safe and secure job where I was making decent money. I worked for one of the largest telecommunications company in the United States. I wasn’t anyone too important, I was at the bottom of the company working as a sales employee. I realized that this job was not the end goal for me. I also had a manager that pushed me in the direction to leave. It was at that point that I realized that I needed to take a more assertive direction of my own life and pursue my own goals and hobbies.
When I was a kid, I never put too much thought into where I was going or how I was going to get there. I had no plans and went along with the flow of things. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into a University and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English. I didn’t feel like I had a true sense of purpose even after graduation, I just wanted to be done with school at the time.
I thought I was making the best decision for myself by working with this large telecommunications company at the time. And for the first few years everything was going well. But while I was working there I had a thought one day: What am I even doing here? Is this all I ever wanted to be? I suppose you could call it a mid-life crisis. I had spent 30 years of my life to get to that point in life. It was at the point that I asked this question that my own personal journey really began. I stopped taking the easy options and started to chase things I wanted to do, no matter how impossible they looked at the time.
For the record I still do work full time, at a different company, but in my private time I am working on things that actually matter to me. This blog has been a source of fun and inspiration in the last two years since I first started.
I am still going to keep writing on this blog. I am not going away.
I am going to keep experimenting with life, and keep pursuing things that fulfill me with personal satisfaction. That includes keeping up with my blog, trying out this Youtube thing to see if it works for me, and maybe pick back up on book ideas I have been working on in the background.
For the community at large I wanted to share my personal thanks for getting me this far. Without your support and your care I might not have kept up this blog for long. It was a one year experiment, that has now become a part of what I love to do. Thank you everyone! I want to mention by name a few who have really helped me come this far: Thank You Karandi, Thank You Crow, Thank You Irina, and Thank You Lynn Sheridan. There are many others in this community I want to thank as well but the list would get too extensive. I also want to thank my personal friends for seeing me through to this point, because without them I wouldn’t have had the courage to try.