My Writing Journey So Far… (& Why I Almost Quit)

As I sit here and reflect, I am still having a hard time gathering all my thoughts when it comes to this past year. This will be a compilation of posts I’ve been writing, and re-writing, along with what’s been happening recently. The last several months have been especially difficult for me. I’ve posted more updates on my social media than on here, so I decided to finally share some of that story now.

My Lowest Point

I have always been a little self-conscious about my writing, and my content in general. Much of what I post is all over the place, and covers a broad range of topics, but that’s just how my brain works. But I have always taken becoming a better writer seriously. And I thought I had gotten the opportunity of a lifetime, with an “internship” in media.

After leaving that experience, I came out of it ready to leave media behind completely and give up on my writing for good, along with Muzik Junqie. The whole point of me choosing to stick around was to learn, grow, and get some type of feedback for whatever direction I was heading in. I got none of it and ending up feeling like I wasted so much time, energy, and creativity for NOTHING. I honestly credit that experience to one of the main reasons why I felt so drained mentally and creatively.

 

A New Chapter…

After all of that I didn’t know where I was headed. That was until my prayers were answered, along with the help of some amazing people I’ve worked with over the years, and I got a full-time job back in media. Yes, media has its ups and downs, and caused some heartache for me. Back in 2019 I had found a wonderful job and environment to pursue my media career, but then COVID happened, and I was one of the ones let go.

Once things were kind of put back together again, some job openings came up and I was called by an old co-worker to apply. It was a long process, but I came out of it with a job. It has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences. To say that I have learned a lot, especially about myself, is an understatement.

 

Another Setback

I have been recovering from a car accident that happened back in August (2021). It was the Friday before Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, and my birthday was the following Monday. I still have a lot of healing to do mentally, emotionally, and physically. It has affected my writing/ posting schedules, but I have been slowly trying to figure out how to get things organized again.

Luckily, with this new job, I can work from home, if I can’t get to the office. But I had to re-adjust to driving again because I am still shaken up and easily triggered because of how I was hit. It’s going to be a long process, and I have been doing physical therapy, but I am doing the best I can until I can feel “normal” again, and hopefully be able to enjoy this new car I was able to get.

 

What’s Next for Muzik Junqie?

As of right now, I don’t know if I can fully answer that question, at least not confidently. A large part of me wants to continue writing and posting on this blog. If I can get better with videos, then that could be a fun route to push Muzik Junqie into the future. I have always thought about doing a Podcast, so that could be another option as well, to level up things a bit. But one of my main issues right now, is coming up with the right content and staying consistent.

I also want to scale my content down a little and focus on a smaller range of topics. Music and concerts will always be at the top of that list. As concerts and live events are returning, I will be able to get back to my concert experience content. Until then, I must dig deeper, and figure out what I can work on that makes sense to me and moves this blog and brand forward, while still staying true to myself.

 

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