Knowing When To Stop And Start.
Who am I, and what am I here for? Those are the two questions I asked myself before I stopped blogging regularly and started screenwriting regularly. I've always had a deep love for film, storytelling and transcending dreams into reality. I remember reading the Alchemist and realizing how easily we can become distracted. I've always kept that message in the back of mind, knowing that when the time came to move on that I needed to.
I started my blog because I wanted to share real stories of love and family. I wanted to show everyone that women of color cook, garden, take care of their children and have healthy relationships. Even though my family may not be the traditional black family, it's still a reflection of my black love. Now I'm taking that storytelling to a new level, a level I was scared to take on but luckily have good friends who pushed me to believe in myself.
I think it's super important for me to share my journey with screenwriting. Most importantly because I don't want anyone to feel stagnant or like dreams aren't attainable. Blogging opened doors for me to be in a documentary, write articles and work with really amazing brands I believe in. It's also provided an income and tons of free products and party invites. It's just not what my main goal in life has been. I remember telling my friends back when we lived in Ohio that I wanted to make a movie one day. People would look at me crazy and some would be like, okay write the movie! The reality is that your destiny will never escape you, as long as you don't abandon it. I started writing my ideas down and really taking myself seriously from that moment on. I just completed not one but two pilots in the past month. I went online, researched formats, reached out to friends in the business and really started taking myself seriously.
I love my blog and I will keep it to share off and on because it has been such a wonderful way to build community and to share with others. However, my main focus is screenwriting and taking my career to the next level. What I want for everyone is to know when it's time to start and stop a project, relationship, or career. To follow your heart and to do what your spirit calls you to do. No matter how big it may seem, unattainable or unrealistic. Speak life into your dreams, physically work hard to create your own ways of making it come true. As soon as you start focusing on your dreams, they will slowly manifest themselves. I've been writing and sharing for over ten years. From facebook notes to blogs to ghostwriting.
The only time your dreams are unrealistic is when you wake up and leave them in your sleep.