I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy to write. Nothing in particular happened this week, but it’s an awesome feeling to be doing something you love and know that it’s making an impact.
Over the last couple weeks, I’ve read a bunch of supportive comments, tweets, Facebook messages, and emails about the direction that I’m heading with my writing and TRSJ in particular. I’d go as far as saying I’ve received more encouragement in the last 2 weeks than I’ve received in the last year. Compliments are nice, but people believing in what you’re doing is so much better.
A few months ago, I announced that a lane change was on the horizon. I told folks that if I was still known as just a relationship blogger come September 2012 that I’d consider it a failure. When I wrote that post, I had a lot going on in my head. I’d been sporadic in writing, tweeting, commenting, and replying to email. I was anxious about the future and juggling an assortment of possibilities and opportunities. Uncertainty was as common as breathing. Writing had become a gift and a curse. Anybody with a keen eye for the emotion behind the words could see that I was sick of writing relationship posts and desperately looking for an escape from the hole I’d pecked myself into.
But in just under three months, I’ve completed turned things around. I’m excited to sit down and write my posts each week — including the relationship ones. I don’t question whether an article will turn out well. I just know that whatever I write will reach exactly who I want it to. I’ve accepted that my message isn’t meant to be decoded by everybody. And all the people that I used to worry about are now just dots in the distance and getting smaller every day.
I’ve been released from a slavery I sold myself into. A slavery that held the rights to my creativity and effectiveness as a writer. And let me tell you, life has been great since I headed up north. But I didn’t do it alone. I had people along the way helping me get from stop to stop on the self-imposed undermine railroad. I couldn’t be more grateful for the meals and support than I am right now. I take that back. I’ll be more grateful every time I see the sun come up.
I know what city I’m heading to. I’ve still got a few miles to go, but I’m gonna enjoy the scenery along the way. There will be plenty of obstacles, but they just make the journey all the more worth it. So I’m going to enjoy it. Hopefully you will too. Have a great weekend.
Has anything positive happened to/for you over the last few weeks? Do share!
Feeling Good, Feeling Great, Feeling Free,