Tomorrow marks a new day; a new beginning.
It has been a difficult struggle for me over the last year. I have been balancing many things including my inability to separate the writing from the writer.
While this all began as a bit of an experiment, there was always plenty of accolade for what was done; when I tried to become that which I had originally opposed; a journalist; it backfired on my psyche.
While I could say I was trying to be objective, the criticism was difficult on a personal level. I had not yet separated the writing from the writer. I took criticism too personal.
Over the course of the last seven months I have worked to simply find my own voice again. At times, I thought the voice was lost forever. At other times, I thought that the receivers simply did not get the voice. I thought it was they who were lost.
Today, I recognize that neither was lost; only my recognition of where reality lay.
Tomorrow, I begin a new chapter in my writing life as I have found a voice for whatever creative side to writing I have while balancing the more factual side. In my day-to-day writing, the reality is that I write for a site which covers recruiting. That means that my daily writing is focused, for the most part, on recruiting topics.
There is a different side to me, though, that wants to attempt to create some form or word art. I may or may not be successful in each attempt, but that side of me needs a chance to be expressed and it needs the opportunity to be seen outside of the "pay" world or writing.
I love writing for Duck Sports Authority and sharing my thoughts with our readers. That is not going to change anytime soon. Tomorrow, though, I have the opportunity to share some of my more personal thoughts on the Ducks with a different audience.
I hope that Duck fans appreciate this new direction. I hope they enjoy my opinions. Well, at the very least, I hope this gives them a perspective not expressed prior.
All will be more clear tomorrow.
Thank you everyone for your continued support.