I love to write!
I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember. It frees me to be the hero I am not. To go on adventures, get the guy, fight the villain, and make the difference. I can be the underdog that rises above it all to come out victorious, or the delinquent that flouts all the rules. It writing I create a world where anything is possible and nothing interrupts that. It’s a movie that never ends, a total and complete submersion that takes over so completely that it becomes real.
Over the years, I have discovered how to share these creations; I do so in the hopes of allowing others to find freedom in my world. I share my life, and opinions because I want to bring hope and assurance to a person who may feel alone in their struggles or thoughts. There is comfort in shared experiences. When I find out someone is passionate about a book I’ve enjoyed, there is excitement and an instant connection. When I share my experience in having survived a difficult situation, likewise, there is a connection made.
I don’t write to get rich or famous, that’s for the chosen few. I don’t even write for money – again, that’s for an elite few who have more drive than what I posses. I write because I love people, because for a little bit I want to allow others to escape into a realm of possibility and hope. I write because I LOVE writing. If I get paid, great! But in truth, my payment is in knowing that somehow, someway, I helped a person, made them think, made the world a little brighter.
We are not robots, meant to do the same thing day in and day out. We are ever changing individuals that are meant to explore, ask questions, and feel intensely. Society seems to think that if you are not doing something with purpose and that contributes than you are being “lazy” and “selfish” but self-care is a necessary part of productivity. If you become worn down by the machine, overwhelmed by the demands of life, how can you possibly do what needs to be done? Life isn’t always about necessity but celebrating the here and now and the pleasures that have been alloted us.
What do you love doing? What is your passion? What makes you EXCITED? If you don’t know, figure it out, find that thing that takes you away from the grind of life to a realm of complete submersion and joy. When you find it, hold on to it. Make time for it – always. You may discover that in doing this, in making that passion a priority, that life has some meaning again, some joy to it. Be it gaming, running, painting…whatever….do it, and do it without guilt.
Tell me what your passion is and if you actively pursue it. Be proud of the thing that makes you uniquely you.