I would go get a cup of tea and a snack for this one, it could be longer than most…
I felt incredibly inspired to write this piece, after reading an article by Mark Manson (7 STRANGE QUESTIONS THAT HELP YOU FIND YOUR LIFE PURPOSE).This article has really gotten me thinking about what I love to do – passions that I’ve left behind because I don’t know what people would say or I don’t think I’m good enough.
You could say that I’m a bit of a people pleaser it’s a problem I have had all my life but I am saying ‘no more’.
While reading through the questions in the article, I realised I have all these dreams inside me that are just waiting. But why wait until new year to start creating the life you love?! What’s wrong with right now?
As Fitzgerald said; ‘For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.’
I love writing. I love it. There’s something about it the way you can turn a blank page into something potentially life changing or a whole other world, that could become someone’s favourite place to go. Yet, I have shown very few people my writing. I’ve shared it online a couple of times but never really with people I know – because I don’t want to be told that I suck. Not even my other half knew about this blog until a couple of weeks ago, even then I didn’t tell him and have refused to talk about it since. Because it matters. A lot.
But, with that being said, I am going to make a conscious effort to sit down and write at least 2 times a week and share it with someone, whether it’s on here or with friends and family.
It will suck at times but maybe, just maybe, it will change someone’s perspective on life.
I also love being on stage – even though I know I suck at that. I’m not the most graceful person (if you can count tripping up the stairs multiple times a day graceful) and I can’t sing or dance particularly well (please refer back to where I said I wasn’t graceful :’)) and I get too self conscious to fully give it 100% when it comes to acting but I still love it. I may not be oscar-award winning – or even a gold star award – I will never act for a career but it’s still fun, so that’s why I’m challenging myself to enrol in a acting group at my city theatre. While I may not be the most talented one there, it’ll be fun and there’s always some wonderful souls to be found wherever you go!
If you’ve got this far… congratulations! If waffling on was an Olympic sport, I’d be proud to bring home the gold medal!
Have you still got any tea left at this point? You ate all your snacks too didn’t you? I know I would’ve by now!
Seriously though, I really do urge you to read Mark’s article! If nothing else, it will give you some funny phrased questions to answer.
It’s never too late to try something new or to chase an old dream. Don’t wait until Monday, or next month, or next year. Take a deep breath and start creating the life you love today!
(Can you tell that I’ve been reading far too many self-improvement blogs lately?)
P.s. Happy New Year to anyone reading this!
I hope 2017 brings you peace within yourself, even if your world feels a little off kilter, love in your heart, even in the hardest of moments and most of all, I wish you all the happiness you can find in the nooks and crannies of this world and that you learn to cherish it and hold on to it for all it’s worth!