Something most, if not all of us youngsters, rarely seem to hear is how we still have time to achieve our goals in later stages of our lives. And it seems strange, but it almost feels as if everybody is in a hurry to make it to the top these days. I guess I should know, because like the majority, I shamefully feel the same way. Not because I'm a simple sheep following a herd. But purely because I fear that I will not make something of myself if I sit around and wait. So I cram in far too many sleepless nights and I work until my heart screams for me to stop. When really, all I need is for somebody to say to me, 'Hey, buddy. You've still got time'
I'd like to make it clear that at no point have Vocal asked me to write this. I haven't been asked to promote the site for extra special goodies nor have they gone out of their way to locate me for any specific reason. I am, in fact, just writing directly from the heart, as one creator to another. And if this does result in a cheeky bonus, then cheers, Vocal. Mine's a JD and Coke.
When I think of being a kid back in the late 90s, I think of things like Velcro shoes and matching Reebok tracksuits. But I also think of things like VCR and the beloved Blockbuster Video stores. Yeah, that's right. That really did happen. And what a beautiful time that was. You know, before the whole digital era came marching along and destroyed it all that is. That's sort of when we all became these fat lazy bastards who can't so much as pick up a remote without sighing in disbelief.
There's a reason most of us guys can't hack the long shopping trips and gruelling outfit transformations. I just haven't completely figured it out yet. Or, at least simplified it in a way our partners would fully understand and somehow take it seriously. But trust me, there is a perfectly valid reason behind our sudden buckling calves for every time we step foot into a lingerie store. There is. There really is.
Now, I should make it perfectly clear that this is not a quick pitstop article for aspiring authors who want two-hundred-percent book for fifty-percent effort. Because, as any person would know, writing takes a great amount of devotion and bulky hours of screen time. So, if you expect to publish one-hundred-thousands words in three weeks, you may be out of luck.
I always knew to avoid the man in the white van. I guess you could say we all did.