There is nothing wrong with having lofty ambitions.
I should get honest with you here, that I am not very successful in my career if I have to identify where I’m at. I work part time at a church and cemetery, which is a not-for-profit which is operated by my father Peter and I. Now we have some shortage of business sense between us if I am to be completely frank. We have some troubles getting on the same page long enough to play a strategy which will be more effective than how we’re operating now and which will take us to the next level as a not-for-profit. My extra time is spent updating our Internet presence for the church and cemetery, which we use to communicate back and forth with people who are interested in what we do at the cemetery.
I am also active on Twitter with an interest in being active on WordPress as a blogger and learning from other people with whom I cross paths on the unique social media site (Twitter). I blog as a hobby, and occasionally I do a little writing, while I am mostly unpublished and therefore prone to feeling as though I am pursuing lofty ambitions, which for the most part I am, as writing is an honest-to-goodness difficult occupation, one which I fall short at carrying out successfully.
I am an employed content writer, but the work comes in slowly, and I don’t make a lot of money doing it. I found this work with Freelancer, the platform for freelancers and employers to connect and to work together. If you are considering taking on work as a freelancer, Freelancer is one to start that might give you the courage to jump off into the sphere of freelance work.
If any of this information interests you in what I am doing, or if this helps you make the decision to go ahead and explore the freelance work platform, Freelancer, feel free to let me know by clicking “like” on this post, and/or following my blog and leaving a comment. Good luck to you with your own lofty ambitions, and all the best to you, as you carry out your own passions, which are specific to you.
A very important realization to have is that time waits for no man. (That’s Chaucer).
I don’t need to tell you twice. You have a finite number of years left in your life, so make the most of them. I am reasonably confident that if you are reading this, you already are. My WordPress strategy is currently to draw inspiration from the WordPress Daily Prompts, and if you understand that I am a blogger doing this for personal reasons, then you are my kind of reader.
I feel I am as capable as I can be with this kind of hobby underway: it must be clear, it must be readable, and it must give me an opportunity to reach fellow bloggers so that I know who might be thinking along the same lines as myself.
I implore you to act. You don’t have an endless supply of the day known as tomorrow, and you should be exploring your own identity with the aim to be both effective and distinct. The aim of bringing it to the digital page should be providing you with both momentum and motivation. It comes but once, and you should have the benefit of some kind of calendar schedule that reminds you when to act, and how.
I want to be known to those with similar paths in life to my own. It is not glory that I want, or riches, but only to gain skill at a craft. I want to see the world with the eyes of one who has learned something he desired to know. That is all I can do now, but I will be learning each and every day, a pursuit of knowledge.
If you are seeing this, perhaps your own goals are in full swing. You are in charge of your own fate, and what brings you here is sympathy for another, one apart from yourself. You never know when a spark will ignite, and however you have found your way to this tidy page outside yourself, feel free to enjoy as you see fit and to do as one does with a blogger: you “like” and you “follow.”
This year started with some promise, because I met the requirements for a job position which was stay-at-home and on the Internet. At first, I was working several days each week, with only a little time out of the day spent at work, and the money, while the opposite of a king’s ransom, was slightly motivating as I could see myself putting a few dollars in my pocket while gaining work experience and utilizing my time effectively as well.
I was a content writer, thanks to a writing platform named Freelancer which is a website where you can both host work opportunities for freelancers to contact you with an application, and also search many, many work opportunities if you yourself are a freelancer and want paid opportunities for yourself. I lucked out slightly, because although the money was very poor, I felt the work experience would benefit me and I would be spending my time slightly wiser than the way I was doing.
I have had some interest in writing for money and this was the first time I actually was doing it (this year, 2016). I had the assistance of an editor, and my deadlines were flexible enough that they were easy to meet, so I was happy with the opportunity to do some content writing. Although my name wasn’t attached to the articles I was writing, I knew my writing would some of the time be circulating on the Internet and perhaps it would impact to some degree the lives of some readers. I was pleased with what I was doing.
Unfortunately, after several months, the pace of the incoming work for me has slowed to a snail’s pace and I am starting to suspect that the company for which I worked has stopped offering me work. It has been a couple of weeks since I was contacted by e-mail with a work assignment to do, and I haven’t been paid for the last couple of articles I wrote for them, so it is looking to me as if it is no longer happening. I will have to change my occupation entry on my Facebook page sometime soon if the absence persists in my e-mail address from my editor and I will have to pursue other work, I’m afraid. While it was good while it lasted, as I enjoyed the pace of the work, regrettably, I am currently back to square one.
13 The LORD’s anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the desert forty years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight was gone.
14 “And here you are, a brood of sinners, standing in the place of your fathers and making the LORD even more angry with Israel. 15 If you turn away from following him, he will again leave all this people in the desert, and you will be the cause of their destruction.”
A reading of the Bible includes Numbers 32:13-15, narrated by Max McLean, with a complete reading of the entire Bible over the course of twelve months.
These verses resonate with me. They remind me of the destruction of Israel in Numbers 32, which inspired for me this photo of shopping carts by the side of a street. In the photo, few people are on hand who need them. As the shopping carts speak to absence, so too in Numbers 32 it is recounted how the Israelites are lost for so long that a generation was lost.
Reminders that the Lord is a vengeful deity are important because it is known today that Earth as we understand it may be at a crossroads for future generations. If Numbers 32:13-15 recalls the Lord’s burning anger at Israel, it is important that we remain optimistic but realistic about future generations of human beings surviving.
What’s relevant, I decided to argue about the photo I have taken, is that the shopping carts have been abandoned by the shoppers who filled them. Likewise in Numbers 32:13-15, Israel lost an entire generation by resisting the influence upon them by the Lord.