Quite recently I had the privilege to come into contact with a start-up American-based company, My Trending Stories, who seek out different types of bloggers and offer them a writing opportunity that gives them exposure to larger audiences.
When I first received the message I was sceptical in that it had only been a few months since I’d started my own blog, which I’ve now come to cherish, so why would they want someone who hadn’t been fully exposed to the writing community, especially since that it was all online, for everyone to see.
For approximately a year, I looked back on the message wondering whether or not it was right for me to take it at that particular moment in time. Since then my blog has grown in views, visitors and in content, I decided to take the opportunity to email them. Considering that it had been nearly a year, I was not hopeful. I assumed it would be too late, they could have easily replaced my position with someone who was experienced. Despite thinking in this way, I still had hope and eventually, received an email back.
I still remember the euphoric feeling I had when asked to create my short bio and wondering how far I’d come since the very first post I published. Although I may be writing on another platform, the passion I have when it comes to writing will not change, and this blog, my very own blog will always take priority.
Ever since that moment, I’ve decided not to wait for opportunities to come to me and instead seek them out, and if by chance, they do come to me, to take them with open arms. It just goes to show, by doing what you love, you’ll always receive something back, it might not happen immediately but at one point it will, changing your perspective and hence your life, forever.