The Multi-Faceted Journey of a Non-Astronaut
September 11, 2023 | by gordoncooper.com
Being an engineer, marketer, author, and publisher has been a fulfilling and exciting journey for me. While many may dream of becoming an astronaut, my path has taken me on a different trajectory. I am not an astronaut nor am I named after one, but that has not diminished my passion for exploration and discovery.
As an engineer, I have always been fascinated by how things work. From a young age, I would take apart gadgets just to see the intricate mechanisms hidden inside. This curiosity led me to pursue a degree in engineering and embark on a career where I could apply my problem-solving skills to create innovative solutions.
But being an engineer alone was not enough to satisfy my thirst for knowledge. I soon found myself drawn to the world of marketing. In a rapidly changing digital landscape, the ability to effectively communicate and connect with people is paramount. I immersed myself in the world of branding, social media, and content creation, learning how to craft compelling messages that resonate with audiences.
While engineering and marketing provided me with a solid foundation, I yearned for a creative outlet. This led me to explore the realm of writing. As an author, I have the freedom to weave stories, share ideas, and ignite imaginations. The power of words is immense, and I cherish the opportunity to inspire and entertain through my writing.
But being an author is just the beginning. As a publisher, I have the privilege of bringing other writers’ voices to the world. Whether it’s discovering a new talent or helping an established author reach a wider audience, the role of a publisher is to curate and champion stories that deserve to be heard.
My journey as an engineer, marketer, author, and publisher has taught me the importance of embracing diverse interests and pursuing multiple passions. Each role has its own unique challenges and rewards, but together they form a rich tapestry of experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today.
While I may not have ventured into space or have a name associated with astronauts, I have embarked on a journey of exploration and discovery in my own right. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.