Thursday, August 11, 2016

Microstory 384: Accomplishment

Click here for a list of every step.

Sometimes accomplishment is small, and sometimes it’s quite impactful. Sometimes it’s so subtle that you don’t even notice it. People focus much on short-term and long-term goals that they fail to see their accomplishments as a whole. Your life is more than merely the sum of its parts. You are not but a collection of memories from your past, and aspirations for the future. You are this incredible, insane, perfectly imperfect ensouled creature who holds value to the universe. Everyone alive, except for sociopaths, has something to contribute to the world around them. I have a hard time accepting where I am in life. I spent years looking for a “real” job. I always had permanent, but not salary, and no benefits; really good money, but no job security; great position, but just temporary. I finally for the first time have a permanent job that comes with benefits, but it still doesn’t pay as much as I honestly deserve based on my education and experience. Maybe I shouldn’t be talking about my job in public, but I’m here to be honest with you, and with myself. I have no plans to leave this job, and it’s been great for me, but there are many other variables in my life that have led to an undesirable condition. My original publishing date was somewhere near the end of 2009, and it still hasn’t happened. I work so bloody hard on this website, you don’t even know; I have it planned more or less through the year 2066. But I’m not getting as much hits as I need to develop a following. It’s possible only my mother ever reads these stories, so...there’s that. Every writer sort of finds their own place; what kind of stories they tell. I’m not talking about genre or demographics. This goes deeper, into what message they’re trying to convey. I’ve decided that mine is perspective. I like to show the possible motivations between characters, often those who oppose each other, or are opposed by you. My goal in this endeavor is to get readers to question how they feel about things, and gain insight into their opposing forces in real life. I’m not a published author, but I’ve gained my own perspective through my work, and I would call that an accomplishment.


No comments :

Post a Comment