Sunday, October 2, 2011

What I got from General Conference:

Simply this: I need to try and do that which I feel I ought to be doing.

So, feeling divine reassurance for this very unknown career path:

I am, as of Monday, 3 Oct 2011, a full time entrepreneur.

I am a writer.

I am an educator.

I am a professional student no longer.

And, in accordance with divine instruction, things are already coming together in those regards. For one of my entrepreneurial endeavours, I already have a team together. Meetings for those endeavours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and hopefully Friday. Other important meetings: Thursday and Saturday.

To this schedule will soon be added mentoring, Social Venture Academy (an extra-curricular BYU program), Utah Entrepreneurship Council, (hopefully) Foundry entrepreneurial training, writing short stories, and compiling a family history.

I will also pursue a social life.

I do not know how long I can survive while self-employed, but we shall see.

If you have a belief in God: pray for Pres. Monson to have help and lead the Church. Pray for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be preached in all the areas of the world. After that, I could also use your prayers at this time.

I stand here looking into the darkness of the unknown, completely uncertain as to what lies ahead, but filled with an eagerness and anticipation that draw me onward.

Whatever happens, God is in it. And if God be for me, who can stand in my way?


  1. Love every word, Brett. Keep it up!

  2. Best of luck. Where are you at living right now? Are you working on any writing as well as this big work project?

  3. Thanks!

    I'm living with my grandfather in Orem, and I AM writing on the side. I'm mostly working on short stories for the moment, but I also have a novel I'm outlining.

    Rachel: what are you up to these days?

  4. Oh, you know. Just doing the school thing for my 5th and last year, also doing some writing on the side. I'm actually thinking about putting together a writing group. Would you be interested?

    Are you all graduated now?

  5. Absolutely. I'm working my way through a book-version of an MFA that my creative writing professor in England recommended to me. It'd be nice to have production deadlines, though: when and where would you like to meet, and how often?
    Send me an email.

    And no, I'm not entirely graduated, but mostly. I have to turn in my two correspondence courses still. Still it is SO much nicer to be out of school.