James Altucher is responsible for this.
I came across one of his articles in November, 2016, in which he wrote about how to quit your job. This was the first of many James Altucher articles for me.
This is what happened:
In January, 2017, I decided to quit drinking for a year. Then I wrote a middle-grade novel in about 4 months and around May I resigned from my gallery event coordinator job and enrolled in art school. Did a photography course. I rewrote and edited my novel. Then I started drinking again. And stopped again after 2 months. I made some art. Finished my novel. Sent submissions out to literary agents in the UK and US. Started getting up at 6am and going for a run. Got (kindly but surely) rejected by 5 of the 7 agents I submitted to. Put Plan B into motion.
This past year has been about tuning into the right station and paying attention to the true frequency. It’s been about learning. I’ve learned a lot. Put some ideas into action.
This is what my blog is about.
If you’re reading this, chances are that you and I are following the same signal. Parallel journeys. That kind of thing. If that’s the case, feel free to say hi.