Are you doing what you love? I’ve heard that when you do what you love it won’t feel like work. Everyone around me is appearing to live his or her best life. While I trudge with a 45-minute commute, going to my mediocre job, those around me are waking up to their exciting careers. While the economy pushed me from the writing jobs I had in the past, I now felt stagnant without the creative release writing once gave me.
Secretly, since I heard the definition of a blog in the 90’s, I wanted to be part of it. But life got in the way: kids, activities, work, eating and sleeping. Writing though, was always in the background – actually in my head, not on a piece of paper within a moleskin cover, or even on a computer in the extra bedroom. Honestly, what would I write about that would interest people? Whom would my audience be?
Fast-forward to November 28, 2012, the day I created my blog. I started writing partly in response to a daughter who is a meth addict. I needed a place to write about her, share my truth, and possibly restore my broken heart in the process. I also have a love of pop culture, and I wanted to get out a project that I’ve been working on for 20 years.
Now I’m riding the endorphin wave. My creativity is in hyper overdrive. It’s only been twelve days and I feel like a hormone-out-of-whack-teenager-in-love. Where I used to get a solid nine hours of sleep, I’m now waking after a couple of hours, ideas flying around my mind, and reaching for my iPhone to jot them down. I love, love, love my blog and look forward every day in creating my best life. My journey has begun and before I leave I’d like say something to a few people out there:
Bill Clinton: I heard you sleep 4-6 hours a night. Me too, now that I’m a new blogger. I hope the brain settles so I can go back to my 8-9 hours.
Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams): Build it and they will come. I did (http://300wordlimit.com), and now I have 22 followers! Truly grateful for you all.
Oprah: Do what you love. Live your best life. Check and Check.
Crazy Meth-Addict Daughter: Your addiction will not consume MY life.
MLK: You had a dream. Ditto
Neil Armstrong: You took that first step. I took a giant leap into the blogosphere.
Nike: Just Do It. Write every day.
Martial Arts: Confidence, Discipline, Respect. Thank you from the bottom of my karate heart.