After reading an article about Why you should be a writer, I thought to myself, “If you know why you love doing what you do, you’ll never allow anything negative to come between you and your passions.”
I try to remember this when I’m making myself write. I admit it’s hard to get up in the morning and WANT to write. At the same time, it’s difficult because I’m so focused on trying to make money for this book and these projects, I can’t focus on getting what I really want. When I don’t get what I want, I get frustrated and second guess my whole writing career.
Sometimes, I have to remember why I love writing. Even though things might not go the way I want them, at least I can’t enjoy the simple pleasures writing gives me. Maybe those simple pleasure will give me the strength I need to keep pushing on.
What are my reasons for writing?
- I enjoy learning about myself. A lot of my writing is about self discovery, meaning learning more about myself. The more I learn about myself the more I’ll learn how to prevent problems and issues in my life and my future. Plus, it’s the best way for me to learn how to show a woman to love me in the future.
- I really enjoy expressing myself. I don’t do it enough in my life. I’m actually pretty quiet and to myself. However, with a pen and paper, I can tell you exactly how I feel, without prejudice or holding back. It’s freeing and liberating. It feels like all my drama is put out in front of me and gone or fixed. It’s also a sense of accomplishment because I was able to get over my issues and share something with someone else.
- Other people are learning from my journey. I think people are looking for writers to express themselves to learn from their mistakes. I think for some people, I could be this person. I don’t like to put myself on a pedestal, but what if someone is having my same problems and just can’t get over them. What if what I write helps that person? I have a lot of little problems in my life, some of which I just can’t figure out on my own. Yet with the help of family, friends, Google, I find my solutions. What if me posting my problems, helps someone overcome a minor problem, which leads them to being the best version of himself. If that happens, I did an amazing job as a writer.
My everyday job is dish washing or serving, depending on where the temp agency puts me. I’m not a big fan of my job because it’s just a job to me, nothing else. It’s a means to an end, with the end hopefully being my published book. However, when I’m writing, I don’t feel like I’m working for some man who getting rich of my work and giving me something minimal in return. I feel like I’m connected to something bigger and I feel as if I’m going a greater good. A feeling I’ll never get doing any other job.
Now the trick is to remember this while I’m working on making this career happen.