Guest post from Tessa of The Recreational Word Slinger
I discovered my love of writing earlier this year. I was looking for a full-time teaching position, but I had to resort to substitute teaching. On my days off, I would work on my blog.
Then, I started a book. Then, I started submitting articles for publication. (I even had one posted earlier this year here at MoneySavingMom.com!)
I didn’t know it at the time, but I was a writer then. Just like I’m a writer now. I love to write like nothing I’ve ever loved to do before, except maybe play basketball.
When I started my full-time teaching position at the beginning of this school year, I realized it would be difficult to try and do both writing and teaching. But I wasn’t ready to give up my dream just yet.
I decided early on that I would just get up early and do it. I had to make myself get up and write. Some forty days later, it is finally a habit for me!
The best way to get started on your dream is to do something. You can’t expect something to happen from nothing. Dreams don’t work that way. Start small, and you’ll eventually build some momentum.
I used this concept when I wanted to lose some weight. The first thing I did was to cut out sugar. That’s all it took. Nothing life-changing, but I did something about it. And, you know what? I’m starting to see some results.
It doesn’t take a philosophical revelation to begin doing something you love. Start small. Write. Run. Paint. Take a picture. Bake.
Just do it.
I hope that you make yourself do something today. Tell me about it in the comments. I want to celebrate with you!
Tessa is a teacher by day and a recreational word slinger by early morning/night. She blogs at The Recreational Word Slinger.