Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.
— Howard Nemerov
I haven’t written in a few days as I’ve found myself at a bit of a roadblock. I’m not exactly lost for topics to write about, it’s actually quite the opposite. Everywhere I go, I get inspiration for something new to write about and it’s amazing. I’ve never felt so great!
Here’s the catch. I want to write something inspirational. I want to write things that people read and think “wow, I want to be like her”, or “man, I never thought about things from that perspective”. I want to be the person who provokes thought and emotion in other people, both known and unknown to me.
Earlier tonight, I was searching for somewhere to start, and ended up watching cat videos on YouTube.. (as it always does).
Eventually I came across the above quote by Howard Nemerov. “Write what you know.” It’s that simple. Those four little words. I can’t write to inspire others. I should to write to inspire myself, and write about the things that inspire me.
That’s what I need to do. I need to keep finding things that keep me interested, and just write. I don’t need the frilly website with the fancy writing and perfect topics that apply to everyone. I need to write what I know. And that’s it.