I write, it’s what I do. I always have. I just usually don’t publish it.
I like writing. It’s my way of processing thing. It inspires and motivates me - part of the fun of doing something is having something to write about.
But of course, I could just write a private journal instead of a public blog.
Truth is, I think have a story to tell, something that’s worth sharing with people. And I’m much better at writing than I am at talking. I want to share this experience with people and writing about it is my way of doing that.
The other thing is that writing a blog has really helped me achieve something big in the past. When I look back and think about a time in my life when I was at my best, a time when I achieved amazing things and really took my life and who I am as a person to the next level, the first thing that comes to mind is that time six years ago when I decided to do a half marathon – even though I couldn’t run 500 meter at the time without feeling like I’m gonna die. While it might sound like it was one of the toughest times in my life, it actually was one of the best. I was so motivated, inspired, energised and committed. I felt like I could do just about anything.
So, what does that have to do with writing a blog now? Well, one of the reasons that I felt the way I did at the time, is that I was writing about it – publically. Writing about the experience and knowing that people read it was a huge motivation to keep going when things were tough. And it was just so rewarding to share the experience. It’s like I got to feel good about everything at least three times, when I did it, when I wrote about it and when people responded to it.
And Finally, that I think (or maybe hope) that I’m not the only one that struggles with these kinds of questions about life and that by writing publically about it, I can connect with other people who are, or have been, on similar journeys.
So, if you can relate to what I write about, if you are doing life differently – or want to, please get in touch with me. I would love to hear from other people who are going (or have gone) a different way in life.