Lately I’ve been feeling a bit out of touch with this blog. I don’t feel like writing as often, and I feel a lot happier when I’m removed from the social media game. Maybe it’s the change in the weather, or the shorter days, but I’ve become preoccupied with side projects and gearing up for the new year.
In my absence, I’ve had time to think about how I want to blog.
It seems that there is a formula behind every successful endeavor. Whether it’s baking, blogging, running a business, making a song, or university finals, there’s always a defined equation for success. There are some that claim to hold all of the answers to success. The ones who have the secret formula.
Some say they know all of the answers because they read, saw or heard them somewhere. This is fine for awhile, but it takes away from the whole process when everything is a matter of regurgitated information. Where’s the fun in that?
Growing up my dad always told me to challenge myself. To absorb the knowledge and ideas of people and institutions around me, but to also think on my own two feet. What is it that I believe based on my own experiences? What methodology and steps work best for me? At the end of the day, am I open to learning, to being shaped organically?
Opening our eyes to our daily surroundings, experiences and thoughts can be a powerful learning tool, and I think it’s an important part of the success equation that’s often overlooked. Success is defined differently to each individual, so I believe the formula for success should allow room to be tailored to the individual as well.
The real world isn’t solely based on all of the answers you can regurgitate from a textbook, or techniques you gained from a blogger class. I believe in exploring your originality, in trying something new. I believe in a realistic equation for success. One that includes making some mistakes and learning from them along the way.
This post is a placeholder for a new blogging approach. Following the ebb and flow of my creativity. I’m learning what works best for me. And I encourage you to do the same. Stake out your own path. Create your personalized equation for success. Defy the standards of success. Be you.
Love & Light // LA LUCE