I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.
— C. JoyBell C.
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.
Follow the voice of your heart, even if it leads you off the path of timid souls. Do not become hard and embittered, even if life tortures you at times. There is only one thing that counts: to live one’s life well and happily…
— Wilhelm Reich