I’ve been thinking about my blog and the reason for it’s existence-as I see it anyway.
It’s always so interesting to me that the reasons for starting something seldom have anything to do with the reasons for continuing.
I think it’s probable that our connectivity as people is the ‘changing factor’.
I began writing about my life initially to share my adoption story and soon splashed out into the decidedly mad existence I have led. Although one is connected with the other it has also grown another arm-it’s somehow managed to connect with others just like me.
So many of us out there are struggling to stand firm, pushing against the weight of our upbringings, our understanding, weaknesses and ignorance.
What began as a need to express myself has become in many ways a small window to look through for those as foolish and lost as I was and occasionally still am.
I was confronted recently by one of my bosses who proclaimed my blogging useless and on par with tweeting garbage into the ether. He said a lot more but since it was all pretty much in the same vein it’s not worth repeating. One good thing that did however come out of ‘Mr Sour Grapes’ opinion is that it forced me to look closer at what I really wanted to achieve.
Ultimately most bloggers want to leave their often mediocre jobs to make a living out of writing – but that said, we will write anyway! As a writer, once the words begin to appear in your mind you become restless and imprisoned until they are set free.
As a slave to the craft I feel the same, but as a person starting out, I feel the call to begin another journey – one to find MY particular voice.
I am slowly discovering new passions and bigger ideas than ever before and the more I write the more confidence I gain.
So ‘Mr Sour Grapes’, as you cling desperately to your utter mediocrity I will continue with my journey of discovery, I will exercise my talent and at the end of my days, come what may, I will be able to say that I gave this life and this passion, my all.
And I can live with that!
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