Years ago, I went to see a woman who was Clairvoyant. I was so bored with my accounting job and asked if she saw any new direction in my career path. “You’ll be Writing” she said. “What would I write about”? I asked, thinking she was crazy. “All kinds of things.” was her reply.
At that point in my life, I didn’t see a way out of my accounting field. How would I earn a living if I quit my job? What would I do? My mind was full of questions and I could not see the obvious answers.
Some time after that encounter, I was seated in the front row of Zanie’s Comedy Club in Nashville, TN. As the comic spewed out his routine, I got ideas to write about. He mentioned his childhood, and the word “pogo stick” hit me like a ton of bricks. He mentioned something else, and it spurred another memory that I wanted to put down on paper. I had a little notebook with me and as he spoke, I jotted down the words that I wanted to remember “pogo stick”, etc.
He couldn’t help but notice me writing and he leaned over with his microphone: “And what do you do for a living?” he asked with anticipation.
It came out of my mouth like lightening. In front of hundreds of people, I said: “I’m a writer!”. With that, the comedian became very uncomfortable. And the waitress came up to me and told me that if I did not put my notebook away, that I would be escorted out of the club. Geez Louise. I was just making a statement to the world about who and what I was. His act, was not worth stealing, but I didn’t dare make a scene. So I slipped my notebook into my pocket and relished in the idea that everyone in that room (including me) KNEW beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I was – indeed – a writer.
Since that time, I have established a writing business and I specialize in working with the holistic community. I’ve edited books, manuscripts, articles, documents, website content and have even re-written several booklets for a Catholic priest. I also build WordPress blogs and websites for clients. I’ve gradually let go of my accounting commitments and am now working as a full time writer, social networker and blog/site builder.
You can see a video about my writing on YouTube
You can also visit my writing blog at www.NewMediaWriter.com
Pay attention to those inner urges, those little pulls that keep popping up in your head. And then find a place to tell your vision. You may not choose to announce it in a comedy club, but words are SO powerful and just stating them outloud with intention, will move mountains.