01 Nov A Labor of Love
Writing is connecting.
Every day that I’m on this earth is a day to experience, grow, learn, connect, and be. That’s why I love to write. Writing gives us a means to explore our innermost selves, and the world we call home.
There will never be an uninteresting day, for every day is an opportunity to connect with the world.
For November, I’ll be publishing a new story every single day. It may be a lot, or it might be a little, but it will be something, hopefully of value, hopefully of me.
Perhaps it will just be the thoughts swirling in my head.
Our lives comprise thoughts, experiences, sights, sounds, tastes, memories, fears, and passions. Most of all, joy. For me, and I know for so many, writing provides that joy, and I’ll always be grateful to have found this way to express myself.
I sometimes wonder if writing has changed who I am. I don’t think it has. I think it has allowed me to connect with my most authentic self — and honestly, that comes from embracing and sharing in this gift of life with others.
Through writing, I more clearly envision the life I dream of living. The future is bright, I know it is. The future we strive to create starts now.
When I initially considered taking on this idea, I was deterred by the other events I have going on in my life and wondered if I’d be able to write a piece every day.
But that won’t stop me. Life is dynamic.
Writing is what I love; it’s solace, it’s a friend, it’s a reason to live.
The brilliant Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoevsky said:
Never, never lie to yourself. Don’t lie to others, but least of all to yourself. What do you really care about and love? Who are you? And one of the very worst, self-murdering lies that people tell themselves is that they are no good and have no gift and have nothing important to say.
Writing is a blessing because it’s a means to better understand our lives and what connects us all in our universal human experience. We’re all people; we all have something to say.
Feel free to send me questions you’d like answered or topics you think I should write about at email@example.com.
If you’d like, just comment on my posts, or on my website! I’ll be posting everything on both my website and on Medium.
I hope you’ll join me for this ride. It should be a lot of fun.
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