That’s what my wise friend, Jon White, told me when we were chatting about my storytelling journey the other day.
His advice spoke to my heart dearly. He did not suggest giving up anything I was doing. But rather, he offered expanding my possibilities even further.
Looking back, I can only say I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I dived into the storytelling world without knowing what it was all about. Even after swimming in the storytelling community for a while, I didn’t know where I fit. I tried whatever was present in front of me. I thought I could fit myself to any style, which can be true in a way . . . anyone can adapt to any style, right? But is it what I really want? That’s the question. If I don’t know my style and I’m still exploring my possibilities, it’s a good thing to try different styles. But at this point, I know my style. I know my audience.
If I keep knocking on a door which remains closed, maybe I’m knocking on the wrong door? Even if it eventually opens, I may not enjoy the world behind the door fully if the door opens only because I molded myself into something I’m not.
So where am I now? I can feel some doors are ready to open for me. I’m excited for what the future holds. I hope you are, too.