Since I began writing about bitcoin over half a year ago, the digital currency has never once really allowed me to get comfortable in or with my work. Don’t get me wrong, what I do gives me a lot of pride and joy (heck, it beats working 9-5 everyday), but in the process I have learned to always stay alert, steady, and aware of what’s going on.
At certain times, I have found myself in the process of writing about specific news or a certain occurrence or event relating to bitcoin… Only to have something much larger and more newsworthy strike while I happen to be writing, and as a result I have had to abandon my work either in the middle or when it is already completed to tackle this new subject not necessarily because I want to, but because whatever has come up is important and needs to be reported on and offered to readers.
Believe me, it’s not always easy. Sometimes I’d even call it annoying. After all, who wants to abandon something they’ve already completed and start all over? Who wants to reject something they’ve worked hard on only to either shove it aside or throw it away and begin on something new, all the while knowing the first project will likely never go anywhere? It’s not a great feeling, and yet it’s a feeling you get used to in an arena such as this.
Bitcoin is sporadic. At times, it seems to have a mind of its own, and those of us who delve in it, work with it or are at least heavily familiar with it know this and are always ready for what’s about to happen, and that’s obviously a good skill to have when you really think about it. This way, no matter what happens, you’re always prepared, and even if I were to abandon bitcoin altogether in the future and never deal in it or with it again, I could never let go of the lesson it has taught me… Always remain prepared.
I never went through Boy Scouts as a kid. I never went through any regimen set on teaching me that lesson early in life, so I guess, in a way bitcoin has been my scout leader. Therefore I say, “Thanks bitcoin, for leading me forward and keeping me tough and ready.”