Write about one profound experience that has changed your life which involves doing something for someone else.
Thank you MP Sharma for the challenge. It’s a challenge because I don’t usually do anything for anybody. Haha just kidding.
Before I continue, I need to say sorry I was so late on everything. I blame time zone differences, horrible timing, and my flawed self. I will apologize profusely for the rest of my life if you want. Please don’t hate me forever.
On a serious note, she’s the epitome of perfection. Even her most embarrassing moment is perfect. Follow her blog, read her posts, and stalk her. Okay maybe not the latter.
I don’t know if this is supposed to be an award, but I’ll open it up as a prompt instead. My hobby is breaking rules.
Here we go.
A friend of mine was upset. I don’t blame her. Pressure. Problems. People.
She started tearing up at school so I accompanied her to the restroom. Now I’m not someone who’s good with tears. I cry a lot. But I can’t deal with other people crying. I have no idea how to make anybody feel better.
Trying to calm her down was a challenge for me because I was grasping for words and struggling to say the right thing.
It was an eye-opening experience. I’d even say it was a profound one because a handful of people have had the honour of trying to make me feel better. Now I know what it’s like to be the one doing the comforting instead of the one being comforted. This is probably a life skill I need to acquire.
Well I did joke about not doing anything for anybody. It’s true; I’m selfish like that.
I have come to the decision that I want to spend the rest of my life reading, writing, blogging, editing, revising, etc. I don’t want to just pursue writing as a hobby or for fun. I’m serious about it. So serious in fact that I want to study writing and English in post-secondary. Serious enough to go after a career in this industry.
You think I’m crazy, right? Crazy enough to follow my dreams, to listen to my heart, to do something I love?
Then yes, I am crazy.
With every venture, endevaour, or dream one embarks on…lies a harsh reality one must face someday.
Today, Aspirignwriter22 aspires to bring you the DISADVANTAGES of being a writer, sadly.
Yes, writing is a great hobby and passion for many. Please do not allow me to discourage you from doing what you love to do. That is not my intention nor is it the point of this article. I merely want to inform you, whether you are a writer or not, about 6 unfortunate consequences or problems writers eventually confront head on.
With every choice comes multiple disadvantages, drawbacks, difficulties…
On a more positive note:
Advantages Of Being A Writer
- Writers don’t get holidays. That’s right. They write every day. Well, the ones who want it badly enough, do.
- They don’t have many friends. Hey it is true, writers spend most of their time at home…not outside partying.
- Completing a writing project takes time. Try writing a novel in 5 minutes or even 5 days. You can’t do it.
- You don’t get paid enough for it. If you are on of those writers that can make a living out of it, congratulations. As for the rest of us…keep your day job and keep on writing.
- Ahem, the writing industry is a battlefield and you are a lone soldier on it. The competition is out of this world. In most cases, every writer out there wants the same thing you want: publication, royalties, status, etc.
- The oh-so-common-mostly-bitter-rejection-slip. Enough said.