these are for “lightbulb” moments, scribbles of dialogue, hastily composed plotlines, factual information or a headline that interests me, or just fragments of something-or-other that strikes me as interesting. I return to these notebooks constantly, sometimes over a decade after first writing an idea.
If my house was on fire, I would fight tooth and nail to retrieve these notebooks. When I was eighteen or so I had an incredible idea for a title, though I had no clue what the story was or whether the title was for a poem, novel, or even a screenplay.
I take control of my own shiz and don’t expect anyone to help me. Last year, because of this board, I got to lend a hand to a bunch of college students build this Zero-Net Energy house.
These are just some examples from my own experience, but make your own, meet your tribe, and make some waves. You started with a hobby, learned about yourself and what you like, met some people who like those things too, stalked people who have been successful doing it, made the time to focus and learn in a massive way, and networked in the right circles.
It’s possible that you’re a stay at home mom thinking of starting a side job, a full time career lawyer who realizes they fancy photography and writing steamy love novels OR maybe you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed today and your boss is really getting on your last nerve? ) However you ended up here and whoever you are, I’m going to try and help you find a first step to starting your next move into a more creative career that is in line with your true passions in life.
So what are some creative career options that don’t take that long to learn about and get into quickly?Whichever it is, you should be at a place now where you have built up some confidence and now: This is no “fake it until you make it” scheme.This is real work that can be done systematically and can help build up your confidence while you get your feet wet in a creative career.Whether you feel you have nothing to say or have something to say but are afraid of writing it, writer’s block is a vicious, draining, and highly inconvenient experience that all of us will encounter at one time or another.Dipping into past ideas can provide an imaginary ladder over the obstacle of writer’s block. ” moment that writer’s block ultimately prohibits is achieved by simply flicking through your own notesafter all, it was precisely an ‘aha!She isn’t trying to make me go mad (although I sometimes think she is). She’s testing how far I’ll go to make her happy, how the different drinks taste in a blue cup, a pink cup, a sparkly pony cup.Ultimately she just wants a drink, but not just any drink, one she’s curated herself.I recently read a person’s quip on Instagram that it takes a certain kill-joy to ruin a knitter’s mood when they ask “why didn’t you just buy that scarf at target? There are 7 billion people in the world and many people from many countries accessing the internet (if building a creative business online is your goal) and millions of companies out there looking to hire people just like you with your interests. This is the stage where you apply yourself to the learning process, set some goals, and focus on your personal growth and measuring how far you’ve come.” So, please get a hobby and meet some people who like that hobby too. Just because someone else is already doing what you want to do doesn’t mean you can’t either. As an example, if you would like to start your own company as a Home Stager, you may start by taking an online course.Well, if you’re lacking inspiration and need some ideas, here are some creative career options you may not have thought about that are fairly easy to get into.I’ve even put an asterisks next to the careers I’m intimately familiar with and have done myself (I’m a creativity nerd so there’s quite a few I’ve done! So if you’re interested in these, send me a message and I’d be glad to give you some ideas on where to start because you’ll see as you keep reading that you’ll want to find people who know about these careers.