The Journey of a Writer
I was on Twitter (like usual) a few days ago and I stumbled upon a tweet that resonated with me. The topic of the tweet was about writers and how we all have different career paths. I have to admit that this tweet came right on time.
For some time, I've been wondering and trying to figure out what I want to do with my writing. There was a period of time when I wanted to be a full time writer. Nothing more. But as time went on, I started to question if that's really want to do. Then after a talk with my twin (hi Madison!), I started to also wonder if I was somehow limiting myself in just being a writer and not reaching my full potential.
Then it hit me. There's so much more I want to do besides writing. Don't get me wrong, I'm a writer first but there is more sides to me I wish to express.
As I grow older and begin to see my path in life, I'm learning that there is no standard when it comes to writing. You don't have to write full time to be considered a writer. To be honest, some writers, such as myself, don't want to write full time. Some want to write on the side. Some just want to write books once a year or two. And some writers just want to write just because they love it.
We all have different backgrounds. Nowadays, it's more common to meet writers who do more than just write. And that's okay. Actually, matter of fact that's amazing. We are more than just our words and we have every right to express all sides of us.
I know that writing will always be part of my life. But the more I start realizing my other passions and deferred dreams, the more I see that writing is just another aspect of who I am. It's taken me a while to accept that perhaps that full time isn't the path I'm meant to take. But I embrace it now because I know this is only the beginning of my journey.
We are writers. We write. We feel. We have passions. We're eclectic to some degree and occasionally a little mad. Some of us desire to write all day and night while others want to explore other dreams in the process. The choice is yours. You have to do what is right for you, not what society thinks you should do. No one can walk the journey that has been laid out especially for you.
No matter what, we're writers. We're in this together.
Peace & Light,