Reigniting a Passion
When I was younger I used to write all of the time; write a journal, poems, letters to parliament, letters to charities, produce my own magazines and short stories. Once I became an adult I stopped, although I did write when times were dark and I had nowhere else to turn. I still do even now. I had lost my passion and my drive, as I had lost myself trying to confirm with what was acceptable within my family, my friends and within society. I itched to write again but failed to do so. It hurt not writing, it was against my nature and was the way I dealt with my emotions and problems. Until one day I started in earnest again, not just a toe in the water as I had done in the last few years.
I was lost but then I was found. I undertook a journey to rediscover myself again, I was lost, unable to share my emotions with anyone. I had become a closed book. I was lucky enough to meet some amazing ladies in the last few months who have encouraged me to pick up a pen again and start writing. Once I did, I couldn’t stop and I am feeling free again. I had to keep up the moment.
In addition to this I looked at the various ways I could write. I write reports for a living but they just don’t inspire me. When I gave up writing, there was no such thing as a blog. No matter what form of writing drew me in on a particular day, I would write it. Be it part of a novel (I hope to complete someday), a journal entry or some prose. I started to set time aside to work on my passion.
Finally, I decided to challenge myself, I signed up for a 30-Day Blogging challenge. I set myself the challenge to try a new form of writing, to take myself out of my comfort zone. In the process I have learnt more that I have in the year I have been in my current job. I have found my way again and at the same time under-taking some self-therapy. Although as addressed in my earlier blog The Key to Peace and Loving Happiness I was now aware of my WHY. I had no motivation to follow through with it until now. I took that first frightening step and have not looked back since. I am using my why to address inequality I see in society, in the world.
Don’t ignore your calling, your passion, you never know where it may lead. Self-discovery or even self-healing. Don’t be afraid. Just do it. Lock yourself in a room and just write, it doesn’t matter if it's verbal diarrhoea, just reignite the passion. Make time every day to write something, anything, and then when you are ready, set yourself a project, sign up for a creative course or even sign up for a challenge. So what are you waiting for buy yourself a journal or a note book and Write, Reignite, Repeat!