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Aspire To Be

2024... Here i come

By KelPublished 4 months ago 3 min read
Aspire To Be
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As I peer into the horizon of this upcoming year, you might be curious about my game plan. Well, truth be told, it's a bit of a puzzle for me right now. The past year was quite the rollercoaster—I snagged the Top Story award four times in a row (still pinching myself about that one!). That success got me thinking, though. I've got this burning desire to have my poetry resonate with more people, you know? But here's the kicker: I'm about as introverted as they come. Putting myself out there? It's like asking a fish to ride a bike.

Back in the day, I used to stash away my writing like buried treasure. Fear of judgment was my constant companion. Would anyone even get what I was trying to say? Did my stories have any sense to them? And yeah, I was always on edge, worrying that other kids might think I was the odd one out for scribbling poems instead of scoring goals at the park. The funny thing is, those worries didn't magically disappear as I grew older. But shout-out to the Vocal community! You guys gave me the courage to finally share my work.

So, my strategy for the coming year? I'm cranking things up a notch. I'm ready to let loose the stuff I've been holding back, even if I'm sweating bullets about whether it'll vibe with people. And guess what? I'm diving headfirst into exploring other writing styles that catch my eye.

I'm making a pact with myself to go all out this year. It's not just about pumping out more words; it's about throwing caution to the wind. I'm prying open those hidden creative corners and revealing what's been lurking in the shadows. Terrifying? You bet. Thrilling? Absolutely.

The bottom line: I might not have a bulletproof roadmap mapped out, but I'm gearing up for one heck of an adventure. With communities like Vocal backing me up, I'm stoked to reveal sides of my creativity that have been lounging backstage. This year's not just another lap around the sun—it's a voyage, an expedition into uncharted territory, and I'm strapping in for the ride.

This journey ahead isn't just about numbers or achievements. It's about embracing the uncertainty, taking leaps of faith, and embracing vulnerability. It's about letting my creative flag fly high, regardless of the storms it might weather. Each word I pen, each new style I explore, is a step further into the unknown, an invitation for discovery and growth.

Sure, there might be moments when doubts creep in, when I wonder if my words will find their way to someone's heart. But that's the beauty of it, right? Taking risks, putting yourself out there, is where the magic happens. And hey, if there's one thing I've learned from my journey so far, it's that growth often comes wrapped in discomfort.

So here's to the unknown, to the thrill of trying, failing, learning, and evolving. Here's to the vibrant tapestry of voices and stories waiting to be woven. Here's to embracing imperfection and finding beauty in the messiness of creation. Here's to a year brimming with challenges, triumphs, and the unwavering pursuit of artistic expression. This year, I'm not just dipping my toes in—I'm diving in headfirst, ready to make waves in uncharted waters.

Previous Top Stories for anyone interested in my work. I value all of your feedback and support, I would not have come so far if not for everyone here so, again, THANK YOU!!! - Top Story October 2023 - Top Story November 2023 - Top Story December 2023


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