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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Deep Stuff #298


While on my path toward self-discovery (my god that sounds deep...), I've found a few things. My hardback copy of TREASURE ISLAND, for one. And that rebellious little blue ink pen that always seems to disappear exactly when I need a blue pen...

Oh, but I also found some stuff you'll care about. Unless you like TREASURE ISLAND. And let's face it, who doesn't?

Anyway.

So, whilst one is journeying toward self-discovery, I've found one of the most important things to do is to set your sights on who/what you want to be, and weed out any actions/activities that do not further your ultimate vision. Such as not doing things you want to/have the impulse to do if they do not put a brick in your soon-to-be-fully-constructed House of a Better You.

Ooo, I'm on a deep-streak tonight.

What does this have to do with writing? Well, lately I've been forcing myself to write. And read. And write some more. Because the Sara I want to end up as is a Sara who writes and reads and writes some more, even if the current Sara doesn't really want to or doesn't really have the motivation. I do these things because I want the vision I have in my head to become who I am, not merely a vision. And sitting around, hoping that vision magically pops into existence, didn't work for me. At all. In fact, I spent about a year hoping it would only to end up as the exact same person I was at the beginning of the year.

Basically, be who you want to be. Even if who you want to be isn't who you feel like at that moment. Some days it will be. And those days will be worth it.

10 comments:

Sandy Shin said...

"Basically, be who you want to be. Even if who you want to be isn't who you feel like at that moment. Some days it will be. And those days will be worth it."

These are the exact words I need to hear right now. Lovely post. Thank you for writing this. <3

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I totally agree. I spent so many years letting my writing pile up in notebooks while just dreaming about becoming a writer who was actually read by other people. So now I've been motivating myself more not just to write but to let other people actually read my stuff, like blog, enter short story contests, send my work out to lit mags, etc. So like Sandy said, it definitely helps to hear these words right now.

Jill Wheeler said...

Love this post. Aaaaand I'm getting back on my diet today. And even though I didn't (seriously) have time to write this weekend, I will break 20K today. And 25K within the week. Did you do better than me?

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Yes!

Renee Collins said...

Well said! A very good motto to live by. :)

Natalie Whipple said...

Aw, I love seeing happy Sara. And I totally agree. You have to DO in order to become. There's no other way.

Mariah Irvin said...

Yay for your deep-streak. Isn't it awesome when those stop by?

Patti said...

I love that saying "Be who you want to be."

Hayley said...

Great post Sara really inspiring, you are on a role with these posts you know, they are just insightful and helpful. Thank you.

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