Have you ever dropped 1000 people into the middle of a story?
That’s essentially what I did on Monday by linking my writing project on LinkedIn.
It took more than 11 months of writing every day to muster the courage to take the game to the next level. In that time, my entire mindset has shifted. When I began writing online, I thought it was going to be a fun little hobby.
I also thought it was only going to last 30 days, but we are now 305 days past that marker.
So let’s recap.
Almost two years ago, I found myself at an unhealthy crossroads. Then the pandemic struck, and it became apparent that the world was rapidly changing and I was absolutely failing to rise to the occasion. I was lost in the Wilderness.
In the movies, there’s often a moment when the protagonist takes a long look in the mirror and realizes everything has to change.
That moment actually happened to me. In that moment, I made a decision; a decision to reclaim my life. I started running again; I quit drinking, I started eating better and lost 55 lbs (25 kgs) over the next 6 months.
My wife and I then welcomed our second baby, which was amazing. A week later, my father died, which was devastating.
While I was physically healthy again, I was still lost in spirit. But driving back from my father’s funeral in the hills of Kentucky, something sent alarm bells ringing in my brain. The steady tick-tick of my life seemed very loud all-of-a-sudden.
I hate to admit it, but my father’s death galvanized me.
A month later I would sign up for a writing program that would change all my tomorrows.
And now 335 days and more than 100,000 words later, life looks very different.
Get started on your hero’s journey today.