My WA activities-- How I cope
So I received a Private message that lead me to creating a new post (look at this thing, its too long for email- haha). She wanted to understand my daily challenges and how I manage to maintain my site.
1) I have a full time job, working in the corporate office of Avon Inc. I'm up from 6(ish) and get home at 7(ish). I am a Hyperion Administrator, so I have my head down in code every day and all I talk about is data and scripts.
2) I just completed my Masters of Science degree in Information Technology so the last thing I want to do is write. I did it accelerated and in one year I completed my degree so that means for one year, all i did was write essays.
I don't want to write or see the PC when I get home!!I want to watch tv (Thank god Scandal and Once Upon a Time is on break), and read a book! Yes, I’m one of those people who read for fun. Quite frankly I just want to bum out. I’m always rushing through things in life, I need a break.
But I’m not built like that. I was approached by a friend about WA in the summer time and promised him and myself that I’d start it when I completed school in December. Why—because I was in a position where I'd have nothing to lose! I wasn't earning extra income and I wasn't in a position to incur a loss for trying out the program.
When I first started, if you read my first blog post, I simply could not figure out a domain name. Everything was already taken, or if not, someone had a facebook page or twitter handle with that name. I polled my friends and made my best friends have a drink at 3pm! It took me forever— but Sunday (I joined on a Friday) I figured it out and my site started taking shape. From that point on—I had everything to lose.
I didn't want my naming efforts to go to waste; not even my little $10 domain payment I wanted to lose. After five days, I upgraded to Premium. That only made me more determined to not fail or give up. I feel like I’m a natural procrastinator. That’s why I tend to blow through life events quickly, because I feel like if I take my time and not give it my all, I’ll forget about it. Believe it or not, I’m only 23! I’m also a tad bit of a shopaholic, and the fact that I used my money as an investment into my site instead of buying something from Sephora—you best believe that I’m going to work hard to breakeven and rip the rewardsof my investment!!!
It all comes down to...
We're all different- we all have different struggles on the road to success. But no one knows us like we know ourselves. I'm the biggest bum on the planet if you ask me. But I want what I want, and I want this to be successful so I'm going to do it as quick as I can, in the best way that I can, so I can bum out in the end. That-- that's how I cope.