I give you permission to come alive.
This blog is me doing just that. Every day, every moment we seek happiness in the world, but ignore the things that truly light us up. I refuse to dim to fit into this world the way it is, and I am giving you permission to do the same; LIGHT. IT. UP.
I have written creative pieces and not-so-creative pieces for years. The younger me was much more sure about her purpose and future as a published, famous author than the realistic, 25-year-old me is now, and most of my writing has dribbled down into journaling and these occasional blog posts, but it isn’t because I do not want to write anymore.
It’s because, for a long time, I did not know what I wanted to say.
And even if I did, who would listen? I am no expert in any given field, my majors and degrees are not specialized, my day job is borderline uninspiring and while I have a very loving husband and fur-baby, I do not enjoy being a home-maker. I have no niche, necessarily, that I fit into.
It’s only recently that I realized something. Writing, as a passion and dream of mine, is not about having something important to say in a specific field. The painter does not pick up a canvas and work only when he has something in his mind to paint. The singer does not begin each day knowing all of the words to their new hit song. Why on Earth would I wait to speak until I had some profound message for everyone? Where’s the fun in that?
The point of life is not the destination, it is the journey. This blog, this site, this escape is my journey, my life force. It is not important to me that what I say is profound. It is only important that I, and as many people as possible, can come alive!
Which is why, today and every day, I give you permission to light up this Earth, and for the love of all that is good in this world, please, please do what makes you come alive!