I went back to high school…

A few weeks ago, I went back to high school, literally. 

I did this because I wanted to improve my grade in chemistry (just kidding; even if I did go back, that grade would probably still end up being a D+).

Instead, I went back to talk to the next generation about what it’s like to be a writer.

Which got me thinking…

What is it like to be a writer?

Well, for starters, there is no money in being a writer, and I say this as someone who’s been at this wicked game for 5+ years. 

I think to this point I’ve invested nearly $30,000 in my writing pursuits (2 books, an audiobook, website, countless failed ventures).

ROI to this point has been about $2,000.

Can you tell I didn’t go to school for Business Administration?

Yet, I don’t think I could ever stop writing or creating content.

Stubbornly, I believe I’ll eventually 10x my investment, even though the only rationale for holding this belief is the small payoffs that come every once in a while. 

What’s likely happening is that I’m too ignorant to reality, too hungry to make a career out of being creative that the numbers don’t factor into my calculus. 

I could ramble for paragraphs about the reasons why investing in your self is a worthwhile endeavor, but I won’t. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported what I do in some form or fashion, and check out the 4-minute video we created when we WENT BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL by clicking the video below!


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