Today was a wonderful day! Spent a bunch of time with the in-laws for Father’s Day (I actually get along with mine) playing games, drinking beer and enjoying some BBQ. Then, I realized that the time I had been devoting to following my dreams and trying to become a successful blogger, podcaster and/or vlogger, is up. I need to find a job and fully commit to that job. I understood when I decided to make a go of it, that there was a huge risk that it wasn’t going to work out and that I would fall flat on my face. It’s time to put that aside.
I used to be able to commit myself to my various online projects, of which many have come and gone, full-time. Now I have to move on and continue doing them on a when I have time basis. I worked very hard to get my business off the ground, but it didn’t. I experimented with plenty of projects hoping that one (or the combined total of all) of them would lead to a living in a field that I love. None of them have. There are a few reasons for that, the greatest one being lack of interest. I seem to belong to a geographic community that doesn’t embrace people thinking outside the box and doing something original. Around here, I should have dropped out of high-school, been arrested on drug charges or 13 DUI’s, then found a woman who, for some reason, found that appealing, gave her 5 babies and settled down into a job and life that brought me no fulfillment or happiness ever. Well, at least that’s what a majority of the people around here seem to do.
— Matt Jacobs (@alloymatt) May 27, 2012
Just for the record, @titsmcgeek82 is my wife’s Twitter handle. If you read the above embedded Tweet o’ mine, the background to this blog post is told there. I do have a bit more back story, however.
I know… I’m sorry for that post title. #CouldIBeMoreWhite? Things have been going well with me. People that have known me for a while and have followed most of everything that I do know that I have paid my dues. I am stoked to say that after years of working in my field(s) for no pay, things are starting to come to fruition.