Sunday, November 27, 2011

the only source of knowledge is experience.


It amazes me how much an experience can change you. For the last three months, I have been interning with Young Hollywood. The website focuses on celebrities and entertainment news. (The last article I wrote for them was on Natalie Wood, which you can read here.) In my time with Young Hollywood, forty-five of my articles have been published on the site.

Though it has been trying, juggling the internship with work, blogging and the very occasional social life, every moment has been worth it. This experience has brought confidence to my writing. For the first time, I actually believe in myself.

The most important thing I take away from this, however, is determination. I want to write professionally. I want it beyond my vague childhood aspirations. It is only recently I've realized how hard I am willing to work to achieve my goals. I will make writing my career.

It is with this determination, I move forward. I have never been good with goodbyes - part of me is upset about this inevitable end. Though, as I write this, I am filled with beautiful anticipation...the next chapter of my life is about to begin.

xo Shannon

17 comments:

  1. That is amazing that they published all those.. Give you props for juggling all those things!

    Love! ~Angel

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  2. All the best in the future writing.
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  4. Good luck with everything to come :) Im sure you will do just fine!
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  5. Hi darl, thanks for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comment on my blog :-) Congrats on the articles! Such an amazing achievement that I am sure is just the beginning of more wonderful things to come for you xox

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  6. You are so, so right. I try to say yes to opportunities and experience, even though its sometimes hard.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  8. Love the determination that is oozing from this post. I am sure you will shine in whatever you set your mind to. Good luck with all your endeavors!

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  9. I think you write with a lot of feelings. That is what makes a difference.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  10. Beautiful and very inspiring post. I whish you all the luck with your career as a professional writer! We all must fight to make our dreams come true ;)

    xxx

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  11. Hey Shannon,

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my blog, I appreciate the support more than you know :)

    With that said, I think you're a beautiful writer! Your determination & drive is certainly admirable, I wish you nothing but the best of luck :)

    XoXo-Kelli K
    http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

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  12. lovely words and so great to know and sense how determined you are! so inspirational!

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  13. I am horrible at saying goodbyes. I'm not a fan. At all.
    You are such a beautiful writer, and I absolutely adore your comments. :)

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  14. you are a great writer and I am really inspired!
    also, thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog :)

    xxLiora
    http://lioraatsea.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love this inspirational post! Good for you for getting out there and making your dreams come true! Hard work and determination are definitley the way to achieving goals!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  16. yes, it's amazing how much the experiences we go through will change, transform, and shape us into who we are in the present time. that is really SO great!!! I'm definitely going to check our your articles!! woow....I'm really excited!

    <3Amanda
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