Our stories, our poetry, our quotes, our haikus, our sonnets, our songs, our memoirs, our blogs… the prose we choose are the crumbs we as writers sprinkle all over the world for hungry minds to help gather inspiration and perspectives into the betterment of their well-being
It’s been awhile since I stopped and took time to reflect on the things happening in my life. Since this COVID-19 chaos, everything has been up in the air and all my daily routines have been thrown out of whack. But my optimistic trait has me seeing a positive side to all of this. Having this pandemic happen has given me the opportunity to actually stop my life and take into account all the good things that are around me. I am fortunate to be a lot closer with my family, both in proximity and in relationships. I value life more, regardless of all the obstacles that are in my way. I’m appreciative of being able to stop and take notice of nature and how it continues to progress regardless of what goes on in my life. And most of all, I’m just happy to be here in this moment, knowing that I have had good memories despite all of the negative aspects associated with this virus. This will pass because there cannot be darkness without light. So I continue to have hope and treasure every breath I take.
When it comes to your writing, never play it safe Push your boundaries Put pressure on yourself to be great Become more creative, more humorous, more entertaining, more informative Placing expectations on yourself helps you to rise to the challenge and knock down all obstacles So live everyday Live in the moment If you do, you will not falter So dare to be great cause the time is now for you to share your words and all that you are
When there is darkness and stagnation in front of you… go straight When life causes extreme hardships… go straight When trouble overwhelms you… go straight When your path becomes hazy and unclear… go straight When obstacles become too difficult to manage… go straight The course you take must never waver Always have faith and never falter Forge onwards to greater heights so that your dreams and goals may come to fruition and then and only then will everything turn out better If you just… go straight
Your words may not be the most eloquent, emotional, humorous, thought-provoking, informative, or inspirational but that does not mean you should give up writing The fact that you’re making an attempt to share yourself despite being judged makes you a devoted artist to your craft with the heart and spirit of a true writer So lift someone up with your words and make it stand the test of time
Just remember, the storm will pass It’s not going to always to rain because the sun will continuously fight against all odds to break through the clouds to keep its light alive and shine for all the world to see
Once in awhile, as a writer, take the time to stop and take a moment to know that you connected with someone, somewhere in this world, with your words chosen from your heart, mind, and soul Never give up your passion for writing and share your story with the world because your voice needs to be told