**Preface: I submitted this essay for my English Final in college. The objective was to ask yourself and then write about, “who are you as a writer and who do you want to become as a writer?” I may have gone a little off topic, but deviation with schoolwork is a must so that you can fully shelf your ideas to your professors. This was an interesting question and until I wrote this, I had no hard copy of what I wanted to achieve or who I thought I was as a writer. This is a unique blog post for theeccentricmind.com. I usually just talk about ideas and things of that nature. But I feel you should know get to know me better and also where I stand as a 19 year old writer.
Who Am I As A Writer – Essay
I am a writer. A year and a half ago, I had a great awakening that allowed me to see myself for the first time. I began writing in a journal that my parents bought me and my hidden talent soon became a conspicuous calling. Writing has given me the power to transmute my thoughts into it’s tangible equivalent, the written word. In modern society, writing is immensely powerful – there are virtually no barriers due to the Internet, and ideas are pervasive and perpetual. You can kill men, but their ideas will live on forever through what they wrote down.
I am a blogger, eBook author, journalist and a fan of short stories. I have my own blog, theeccentricmind.com – this website is a place for me to extol my thoughts regarding success, productivity, self-development and it has an overarching theme of positivity.
Throughout this class, we had few assignments, and to be honest, I didn’t care for any of them. I am an eccentric person, one who doesn’t like to take the path that has already been paved and worn; I rather traverse my own course through life and make decisions with complete autonomy. I rather do work when I want to do it, not when others dictate something needs to be done. I am a born entrepreneur and I will never work for someone else.
The reason I didn’t care for any of the assignments was because it revolved around an esoteric writing theme, the analysis of exigency, audience, constraints and rhetors. The only assignment I found profitable was the primordial free-write on the death penalty, which was just an opinioned essay. I felt this impacted me most – I had a chance to actually sit down and ponder how I felt about a certain situation with fierce intensity until I grasped exactly what I subconsciously believed to be morally right.
Over the years, I have had four blogs and three of them are no longer live. I have been through different epochs of writing styles and interests, and right now I am focusing on the attainment of self-mastery and success. The books I read, the journal entries I write, and along with my blog posts I host are all aimed towards this worthy ideal. I feel I need to make my own environment, one of complete positivity to achieve what very few will ever dare to set out as a goal. I don’t mean to sound pretentious; I am just being completely honest.
This may be off topic, but it defiantly has to do with me being a writer: time management. As a writer, entrepreneur and someone who cares deeply about health, I need to make sacrifices. Goals are not met when you allow trivialities to become necessities; they are met with a strict plan to get things done.
But that in no way means I do not have fun, my life is filled with great friends and family, I travel often and I live life to the fullest. I just fully understand what it takes to be apart of the 0.00001% of people in this world; the one’s who control their mind and their life, not the other way around.
What I do now is gearing me towards the future. I never understood why many people believe that at some date in the future, they will change, or when the perfect opportunity arises, they will metamorphous into anew.
That is not how it works. I am someone who knows that the future is entirely dependent on what we do in the present; there is no better harbinger for future growth than your contemporary work and way of life. That being said, I hope to be a motivator and an inspiration to those who wish for greatness in life.
I have started from humble beginnings compared to what I want in life and I am determined to reach self-mastery. One of the reasons I hone my writing skills daily is because I hope to one day inspire others through the written word, and I know if my writing is not adequate, or doesn’t hit the right cord with others by being marked as amateurish, I will never attain my goal of a large audience. I want to author books, have an internationally famous blog, and have my own newspaper column and much more.
Furthermore, I try to only read books that will be beneficial to me, such as the many success-labeled books that are timeless. I also dabble with fiction books here and there, books written by the world’s most prolific authors. Fiction books expand my imagination and I also become more skilled with producing vivid imagery.
All in all, I have big plans for myself and I expect to work on my craft daily and become a better person as a result of it. I have always lived by the philosophy that if you want to help and influence others, you must start with yourself. If you are preaching without implementing, you are not going to amass a following. Self-mastery is my end-pursuit, and although it may be unattainable at it’s fullest, working towards a worthy ideal is what life is all about.