An average Tuesday.

29 Jan

By all appearances, it’s an average Tuesday. I went for a run this morning. I am spending the day researching and writing. I am volunteering this evening. But at some point between my cereal and my coffee, I got to thinking. Over the years, I have worked in different fields and received higher education from different schools. For the most part, I have enjoyed everything I have done. My choices, although not all without consequence, have lead me down different paths that have lead to where I sit right now.

We live in a world, particularly in more recent years, where finding your passion is strongly encouraged. While this outlook is far superior to the alternative, it is not easy deciphering all the choices out there. Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes just to decide on shampoo. I mean what is the real difference between daily moisture, moisture renewal, and moisture balance? No one knows. I do know that I am a person who likes different things, and by things, I mean potential career paths. I am also a person who needs to try something before committing. I’ve always been jealous of the kid who knew at seven years old while playing operation that he was going to be a doctor. And guess what? Now he’s a doctor.

Yet, somewhere along the line, there has been this soft, mousy voice telling me, “Don’t stop trying to find what you are meant to do.” I don’t think the language was quite so clear, but there was a definite “don’t settle” undertone. Ever since I started writing, really writing, it’s like I have solved the Rubik’s cube. I am meant to write. Well, I can only imagine that’s what it’s like because I’ve never even held a Rubik’s cube in my hands, but I hear they’re difficult.

In light of the fact that I am reading Stephen King’s book “On Writing,” a memoir mixed with writing techniques and guidance, I’ve decided to share one of his tips. I mean, at this point, who am I to be giving writing advice?

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” Stephen King

Happy reading and writing or whatever makes you tick!



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