I'm a writer. It's taken me nearly two decades to realize it, but it's the truth. There's no avoiding it. Writing has always been in my heart, but the thing is that it comes and goes with me. I have filled my life with many things to pay the bills, to do what I think needs to be done for my career path, but I often forget about what I truly want - what I'm truly drawn to: writing.
It's pretty amazing how we humans will actually AVOID that which we enjoy! We convince ourselves that we don't have time or energy for those things, when, in fact, they would actually energize us and invigorate us to think and create and thrive as individuals.
So why don't I do more of this writing stuff? After reflection, I noted how much writing demands of your genuine self. During the past few years, as I have continued to discover crucial and beautiful things about myself, I had no idea what even to write. I did not know how to write as the Anna that I was working to know and love. That's the difference, the key to it all now is that I know me. I know Anna, and I can write as her.
There is power in knowing me, writing as me, and living as me. And there is power in you, too.
Happy New Year from a writer!