I Am The King of Wishful Thinking (I Am Back)

“I’ll get over you I know I will, I’ll pretend my ship’s not sinking. And I’ll tell myself I’m over you ’cause I’m the king of wishful thinking”

Go West, King of Wishful Thinking

Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights.

Long days indeed. 

I’ve always considered seeing the silver lining a crucial life skill. Plenty of things could go sideways, but you can always choose to look at the bright side of life. It’s like a bumpy plane ride; just because it’s shitty doesn’t mean you’ve got to jump off. 

With nothing but love in my heart and a smile, I am the king of wishful thinking.
I am the king of wishful thinking

A Journey Of Wishful Thinking

Last May, I took a writing job, much to my excitement. I was eager to see if I have what it takes and work with experienced writers. Plus, if you know my current situation, I badly needed the money. So, as much as I hate to put this blog on hiatus, I put it on hold to focus on the writing job.

Despite being an amateur blogger, I set off on a journey with nothing but my wishful thinking. I want to write to my heart’s content and do a good job. After three years of gut-wrenching unemployment, I finally got a job I love. 

I don’t care how hard it gets or how stressful it can be. I don’t care if I’m working long hours in the Vancouver timezone. All that matters is I have a job that I am proud to have. 

Now, with a heavy heart, I would like to tell you that I came out short. I’m sorry for letting everyone down, my patrons, my readers, and most important of all, my daughter. As much as I try not to let other people determine my worth, I can’t help it right now. Again, I’m back to wishful thinking.

So, What Now?

I don’t know. I feel tired, lost, and scared. I guess for someone who recently lost a job, maybe that’s understandable. Is it okay not to be okay, sometimes? I have no idea what to do next. What I do know is that I need to find work soon. 

Next week, I’ll start looking for a job. In the meantime, I’ll focus on writing here in the blog and making content on Patreon. I may not feel like a million bucks today, but I am wishfully thinking of tomorrow.

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The Silver Lining & Wishful Thinking

The silver lining from this journey is that I set out knowing nothing and came back with experience. It was a short run, but I learned a great deal about writing, SEO, and marketing. I am wishful that all these things amount to something in the future.

On top of that, I made a few people that I am proud to call friends. My only regret was I wish I had time to make even more. I got the chance to see what I can do and work with the best and wonderful people. 

I also got the chance to write an assortment of topics, ranging from finance and welding to shipping. Despite my current situation, it truly is an adventure I’d never forget. It just so happens that I’m a square and what they are looking for is a circle. 

Still, I won’t deny the tinge of sadness in my heart. I badly needed a job, and I came up short. I’m sure they have their reasons, and I understand without a doubt. Regardless of how it ends, I wish them all the best; especially, those who mean well to me. As I mentioned in the title I am indeed the king of wishful thinking, right?

I embrace life’s every challenge with an open heart and a smile. And in the future, I will remain hopeful regardless of how fickle it can be. I will bask in the love of my trusted friends and family, forever revel in the thoughts of having them. 

What’s In Store For The Future?

With renewed hope, I plan on handing out my resumes on Monday. Again, this is just wishful thinking, but I want to land a job soon. I also plan on writing on this blog and make money off Patreon to get us by. So, if you like my content, I urge you to subscribe to my Patreon. 

Armed with the things I learned on my journey, I plan on giving you the best content possible. Who knows, I might even hold a blogging and writing workshop in the future. Isn’t that a nice thing to wish for? 

Seeing the silver lining is indeed a vital life skill. It is knowing that you would be fine no matter what life throws at you. Whether it is the end of your marriage or the brink of losing your house. 

I always pride myself as a man of pure grit. No matter how hopeless it gets, you can expect me to move forward and find a way. I don’t care if I have to work harder or run faster. If life expects me to jump, my only question is how high? With nothing but love in my heart and a smile, I am the king of wishful thinking.

To courage and freedom!

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4 thoughts on “I Am The King of Wishful Thinking (I Am Back)

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  1. First up, I’m sorry to hear of what happened. But permit me to share my story to at least get your spirit up.

    I left my job at the second half of 2020, mainly because I couldn’t stand the workload and the racist Australian manager. I initially thought that jobs would be scarce and I would queue at the unemployment line. But fortunately, I brushed myself up after that and updated my resume. I managed to find a job after some rejections — and now I’m more than a year in!

    Just consider that short stint as a stepping stone for something bigger! Don’t dwell too much on the failure – or else, to borrow from another song by Go West, “you’re gonna be walking around with a stone in your shoe.”

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