After reading an article about Why you should be a writer, I thought to myself, “If you know why you love doing what you do, you’ll never allow anything negative to come between you and your passions.”
I try to remember this when I’m making myself write. I admit it’s hard to get up in the morning and WANT to write. At the same time, because I’m focused on trying to make money from my book and other projects, I can’t focus on what I really want. When I don’t get what I want, I get frustrated and second guess my entire writing career.
Sometimes, I have to remember why I love writing. Even though things might not go the way I want them to go, at least I can’t enjoy the simple pleasures writing gives me. Maybe those simple pleasures will give me the strength I need to keep pushing on.
What are my reasons for writing?
- I Enjoy Learning About Myself
A lot of my writing is about self discovery, meaning I learn more about myself when I write. The more I learn about myself, the more I’ll learn how to prevent problems and issues in my life and in my future. Plus, it’s the best way for me to learn how to show a woman to love me in the future.
- I Really Enjoy Expressing Myself
I don’t express myself enough. I’m actually pretty quiet and I keep to myself. However, with a pen and paper, I can tell you exactly how I feel, without prejudice or holding back. It’s freeing and liberating. It feels like all my drama is put out in front of me and is gone or fixed. It’s also a sense of accomplishment because I was able to get over my issues and share something with someone else.
- Other People are Learning from My Journey
I think people are looking for writers to express themselves so that others can learn from their mistakes. I think for some people, I could be this person. I don’t like to put myself on a pedestal, but what if someone is having the same problems I’ve experienced and just can’t get over it. What if what I write helps that person? I have a lot of little problems in my life, some of which I just can’t figure out on my own. Yet with the help of family, friends, or Google, I find my solutions. What if me posting my problems, helps someone overcome a minor problem, which leads them to being the best version of himself. If that happens, I did an amazing job as a writer.
My normal, everyday job is being a dishwasher or server, depending on where the temp agency places me. I’m not a big fan of my job because it’s just a job to me, nothing else. It’s a means to an end, and hopefully the end is when I finally publish my book. My book represents freedom and a new source of income. However, when I’m writing, I don’t feel like I’m working for some man who is getting rich off my hard work and giving me something minimum in return. I feel like I’m connected to something bigger when I write. I feel as if I’m doing something for the greater good. It’s a feeling I’ll never get by doing any other job. Now the trick is to remember this while I’m working on making a career change to writing full time.