Blast from the past! I came across an old page from years ago and I caught a glimpse of a girl I used to know.
Originally written December 2012.
I want to write something that matters to someone. I want to touch a soul, inspire, offer hope, provide a comfort in a time of need. I want to write a feeling — like a moment of clarity, a fading summer, true love, true loss. Tell my story. Speak my truth. Not just be able to write those things but for my words to move people, to be understood, appreciated and relatable to others. I want to write something someone WANTS to read.
It has been a life long dream of mine to be an author. I have decided its time to start making that dream a reality. Everyone has a story, defining moments, victories, tragedies. I have asked myself, for a long time, if I had the courage, the conviction, to share these things with others. So, in an act of hesitant bravery, I take my next steps towards what I should have been doing all along.
5 years later, I was published for the first time! Your perception becomes reality. You can want something so much that you forget to keep your mile marker mentality and its easy to get overwhelmed. There were a few loops and barrel rolls along my journey to this goal but I got there. These words come to mind.
“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never in nothing, great or small, large or petty never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”Winston Churchill