If you’ve been following my posts over the past week, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been enjoying my new job. It’s a honor to have a day job that’s telling the stories of Team Illinois. And I’m blessed to still be able to do the occasional wedding film. My dilemma now is what to do with all these other ideas: stories I want to tell just for the fun of it.
Since college, I’ve dabbled in daily and weekly vlogging for YouTube & Facebook. But I never saw any real traction due to my inconsistency. Then I have all these other ideas like books, podcasts, feature-length films, but nothing ever gets done because of lack of focus. After awhile, I find myself caught in this endless loop of not creating because of the comparison game and feeling guilty for not doing the work of telling these stories and building an audience for them.
Being in a car for fourteen hours gives you time to think. As of now, I believe I know what I want to put my attention toward when I’m not working for Team Illinois or Freelancing. It’s these three things: daily posts on Instagram, a weekly podcast, and a book all about the life of Nathaniel, my brother with Special Needs. While creating videos is still a passion of mine, most of my time is spent doing so already for my main jobs and there’s this other stuff I want to do.
Build an audience on IG based on my daily blog posts. Produce a weekly podcasts about telling stories. Write a book about Nathaniel. Those are the passion projects which will receive my attention for the foreseeable future.
My tendency is to have a short attention span when it comes to these sort of projects, but this is my flag in the ground. For the next year, I will build an audience for this book based on telling stories on the gram and podcast world. That’s where I’m headed and I can’t wait to have a book on this self one day.
Thank you to everyone who’s been following my storyteller journey so far. I hope to give more and more value to you and the Kingdom of Heaven for the rest of my life to come.