Who Am I?
I can’t believe this is the first time I’m saying it… well, writing it in this post.
But I’m a writer.
In my 25 long years of living, I’ve always wondered what my purpose in this life was. I’ve always wondered where my passion was. People often say, do something you’re passionate about and you’ll never work a day in your life.
As you can imagine, tried picking my passions based on the things that would make me the most amount of money and I even pictured myself enjoying said life. Ha, what a joke. After majoring in many different majors and taking a lot of classes in things I had no interest in, I finally stopped looking and focused on the things that brought me genuine happiness.
That’s when I discovered my love of writing.
Writing has been key to my personal development, as someone who’s struggled with anxiety and mental health, writing along with Jesus saved my life. Many times when I had no one to turn to, the writing was always there. I never saw it as something I could see myself doing because let's be honest, it’s hard being a writer. You’re constantly doubting yourself, constantly shaming yourself, holding your writing so close to you that you refuse to share it due to the fear it doesn’t make a difference in anyone's lives. Here’s the thing though, writing makes a difference in my life and that’s all that matters.
I stopped writing for almost a year because I thought it didn't matter and that it was something only done to journal my emotions, but lately I feel God tugging my heart about doing what he’s created me to do, to do what my soul delights in, and I knew writing is one of those things I don't want to do anymore, its something I need to do.
There it is, I’m a writer who recently figured it out. I know it’s not perfect but a writer writes! No more excuses and self-doubt about it, it’s taken me a long time to get here, and now that I’m here, I want to share it with everyone else!
Friends, if you have yet to find your passion, keep looking for it! Don’t give up! And if you found it, share it! The people need what you have!