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A third of the way through my writing challenge…kinda

When I started this 30 posts in 30 days challenge, I figured this would all just come to me. I would have 100’s of things to write about, and it would all just work out. I mean, we are in the middle of one of the weirdest times in history. What do you mean you can’t think of something to write about.

Ya, sure, I could write about any of the hot topics that are currently trending on all social media. But why? Honestly, I don’t have a lot to offer those conversations. They aren’t my expertise. I would be doing a disservice to the community to pretend to be a thought leader in a space that I am definitely not apart of.

Could I write a click-bait piece with a bunch of backlinks to grow my brand? 100%. Hands down, absolutely, no question in my mind. But that’s not me. That’s not who I want to be.

Everyone has a destiny. Everyone has a purpose. I think we get lost in the commotion around us. I want to be this. I want to do that. I want to make this much money. I want to have this job.

There is a beauty in focus. The people who make lasting impacts on this world are the ones that stay focused. They stay the course. They know when it is their time to act.

Losing focus is a mistake that I often make. I think that I need to have it all figured out. Why don’t I already own a house? Why isn’t my career path figured out? I’m 24. I should be happy with the fact that I can cook my own meals.

Along those same lines, this is the time in my life where I need to explore my options so I can narrow my focus. I can tell that I am trying to do too many things at once. But, when you are young, that is how you find out what you want to do with your life.

To be honest, I don’t have half a clue as to what I will be doing by this time next year. So much is changing in this world and at such a rapid pace. I have confidence knowing that I will know when I know.

The saying “You are exactly where you are supposed to be” has always been one that has stayed with me. My internal response back to that half the time is, “really? Are you sure? You’re kidding, right?” But it is true. You are in the position you are in for a reason. It is a part of your master plan. You need to overcome this obstacle to learn that lesson to be able to give back to the human race when XYZ happens in the future. Or at least that’s what I tell myself.

And so as I sit here on a Thursday night reflecting was is not even a third of my writing challenge, I am at peace. I know this is the start of something beautiful. I know this is the start of something meaningful. I just don’t have my story quite yet. And get it through your head that you are going to hear about it as I go through it. Lol

I somehow managed to turn my severe writer’s block into some kind of content. We have a lot in store for the next couple of weeks. I promise more is coming. Thank you all for indulging in this challenge with me. Back soon.

“You are exactly where you are supposed to be…”

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Let me be clear; I think there are a lot of causes worth fighting for. I think all of the debate and action is going to lead to a better future for all of us. We are going to get through all of this together. We always have, and we always will. It’s just not my turn to lead the charge. Hats off to those who are stepping up.

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Jacob Wells

Jacob Wells

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