Granted, this post sounds much more exciting than today has actually been. Now, I should note that I’m writing this at 3:15 CST, and who knows what might happen between now and when this posts? Perhaps meet the love of my life? Save a schoolbus full of nuns and orphans. Prevent an alien invasion. (I just watched MIBIII, gimme a break, thank you.) Save a schoolbus full of orphaned Christian models while fending off an alien race? I dunno. I’m willing to venture into the crazy. It would fit with my life. *takes a few moments to think*
Anyway, I’m 30. So I’ve finished three decades and nine months of life. I was conceived on Labor Day Weekend 1981, born on Memorial Day weekend, 1982. Maybe I’m going to be some kind of American icon? That’d be kind of cool, right? Future multiple New York-times bestselling novelist, multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, successful voice actor, multimedia magnate, highly decorated Air Force captain, much sought-after change management consultant, political commentator and traveling motivational speaker Christian Michael.
I’m 30 and I’m already on my way with many of these things. I’ve already published a novel now available on Amazon.com. I’ve sung the National Anthem before 45,000 people and performed other, if much-smaller venues with my own music. I’ve completed a number of voice projects for companies like Kay Jewelers and BBC Latin America. I own a small multimedia company called Scroll Media that I one day hope to turn into a media powerhouse, and by which I’ve used officially as my novel publisher. I’m writing my sixth novel, the fourth of my first seven-book series, with more than 30 novels planned. I’m a young Air Force master sergeant working mostly as a freelance public affairs specialist looking to go officer and work in management and efficiency. I run a political profile and I blog consistently five nights a week.
The only two things I’ve yet to do in a professional format is civilian change and efficiency management, and motivational speaking. I still have yet to be in a band doing performances, but that will come in due time. I was part of a small Air Force choir in California that did a couple of public events, so I’m not entirely 0/0 for that one.
Now, everytime I ever say I have plans, I’m pretty sure God in His Heaven is laughing off what passes for a rear end on a God, but I bet he’s laughing all the same. That said, I’d love to finish some orders I have planned up through the next year, including a deployment, get commissioned as a second lieutenant, get work in performance planning. All the while I’ll finish my current series on Peter Pan, get it edited, publish several and find some success on that line. Money I make from the books and voice acting (which I’ll continue pushing), will help fund other projects, such as improving my skillset, operating as initial funding for Scroll Media, and when I’m settled somewhere for awhile, hopefully get married and start a family. Also start a band. I’d like to do that professionally for a little while. Or longer. Longer is good, too.
Eventually, after finishing my twenty plus years in the Air Force, I want to make Scroll Media a strong base business for all my other pursuits while also making it strong in its own right, providing literary, audio, video and graphic production to clients of all types, eventually all over the country. My band will be managed, my books edited/published, my voice work produced, my consulting scheduled and political work broadcast through Scroll Media.
I hope to have a wife and two kids during all of this. I’d love them homeschooled so we can travel together around the world. For those of you who think children need an entire childhood in one place to find stability have never met my mother nor seen the things I’ve seen. I tell you true, it matters far less how stable your front porch is and far more how comfortable your parents are in their own skin as to whether your children will grow with maturity and strength while on the move. It won’t be a perfect life, but who’s life is perfect staying in one place, either? I’m a nomad. So will be my family. It’s that simple. And it will happen whether we’re comfortably funded or not. Either way, life will be very interesting. We’ll make it so.
For any of you reading this thinking I’m crazy, try meeting me. And then decide if you think it’s not possible. I’m not calling myself awesome. I don’t have to be awesome to follow my dream. I just have to be willing to step out. I’ve stepped out, over and over. And I’m not done. Nor should you be.