Dear Readers (if I may address you as such),
Today was a good day, and I’m not referring to the Ice Cube, “Today I didn’t even have to use my AK. I got to say it was a good day” kind of good day. It was just a good day. Nice, restful sleep, Read some more of a good book, did well on a phone interview for a potentially amazing job opportunity, got to meet up with some of my old coworkers on happenstance, enjoy some craft beer week at Northdown Cafe & Taproom and head over to the Cubs/Yankees game with my friend, Kathy, my roommate and her brother. It was just an all-around splendid day. I feel inspired and motivated. I had nothing but a goofy smile on my face as I exited the train station with my book in hand and Lykke Li in my ears. It was lightening and thundering, but I braved the elements for some ‘za and ginger ale and I couldn’t wait to get home and tap away on my keys!
Rarely do these types of days come to most. Most do not take the time to allow themselves to be motivated, or inspired by the day. Could this momentum be driven by the book I’m reading? Hardly. It’s meant for teens, but I was drawn towards this book upon recommendation by Ifer, who I will hence forth refer to “Just Jenn”. ‘The Perks of being a Wallflower‘ (please read before watching the film) is a lovely write up which I am just over half finished with, but with all the subtle layers of becoming a writer engrained throughout, I suppose I cannot help but to think about my own goals that some may consider pipe-dreams.
Consider this, I want to write a book, folks. I’ve always excelled in literature and writing. For instance, I had a sixth grade reading level in second grade. I piqued too soon in life and want to run down my creative writing path. I want to write a diary of sorts from your basic millennial.
What are your thoughts on this folks? Would you read the diary of your basic workhorse millennial? Don’t worry, it won’t be filled with incessant whining and moanings of a self-obsessed “woe-is-me” type, but there are a few relatable books out there that I think my book should join. I value your thoughts, as always! Please do not hesitate to object or share your thoughts of support in this decision. Am I spewing some pipe-dream? Should I just go for what I want?
— Upon finishing up this post, I came across the commencement speech by one of my favorites, Merrimack Graduate, Charlie Day of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and it was TRULY what I needed to hear tonight! Just inspiring! So, please watch below if you need a shot of comedy mixed with strikingly honest motivation! “You cannot let a fear of failure, or a fear of comparison, or a fear of judgement stop you from doing whats’ going to make you great! You cannot succeed without this risk of failure…”