I have been praying and listening for guidance while working hard to maintain my sanity and sense of well being – and now I have received what God wants me to commit myself to do. Write.
Sometimes I just don’t know if God works in mysterious ways, life is full of irony, timing is indeed everything or it’s a compilation of them all. Writing as always been a huge part of my life. I’ve been journaling and blogging for years. I have written thousands of pages and who knows how many words and I remain filled with things to say and share.
Whenever there has been a lull in my life, writing has always provided me with an outlet to work through it – I have started no less than 5-7 books, none of which have yet to see the light of day or be completed.
I’ve been told more times than I can possibly count to write my story and how having a book “under my belt” would help my speaking aspirations and the growth of The Loop of Confidence.
Aside from thinking up businesses as a kid; I would think up story plots, characters and fantasize about being an author peacefully tucked away in a cabin in the middle of a beautiful forest or in cottage by the sea transposing words as the waves crashed unto the beach.
Prior to making the decision of joining the Marine Corps, my heart had been set on becoming an author but this dream was shut down by people who told me I would never make a living from it. When it was time to decide what to major in – I debated heavily between Psychology or an English Literature major. I did however come to realize I wasn’t a fan of dissecting other people’s written work and that I struggle with finding my voice in my writing, hence all the unfinished books and majoring in Psychology instead.
Will it be Different This Time?
The last few days, the only thing that has brought me happiness, only thing I’ve been motivated and inspired to do (besides training) is writing. When I write, I’m finding myself in that precious and rare thing called “Flow”. Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields.
I will also not start from scratch, nor am I setting myself up to take on a massive writing project. I’m going to write about self-confidence development. I’m going to use all the content I already have, package it, expand on it and make an E-book out of it. Once I have an e-book on self-confidence under my belt, I will than explore writing about my life/story, but best I don’t put the horse before the cart.
Because It’s a Year of Accomplishing What I Once Started and Set Out to Do.
Last but not least, and where the irony of life meets God’s sense of working in mysterious ways – because writing a book is something I have wanted to accomplish and do for more years then I’m willing to count and this has been the year I’ve accomplished and wrapped up my other goals that started eons ago; nailing this goal to the proverbial cross makes absolute and complete sense!
I will continue to blog a few times a week on here too since what I discuss here is different than what I’ll be working on and I enjoy writing these blog posts.