I decided to let a couple days float on by but I also had homework, reading and let’s not forget finals are around the corner. I am most proud of the fact that I said I was going to stick to participating in NaPoWriMo this year and I did. Each year I would try to commit to writing but I would allow life to get in the way.
A friend on a popular social network (shout out to Terri the Illustrator) posted a question several months ago asking “what’s your passion?” This question was followed by a series of follow up posts that got me to thinking about who I say I am. The questions forced me to take hard look at what my passion is and if actively feed and immerse myself in that passion. Would others know without asking me what my passion is? I had to answer no. If I don’t put my energy into what I say my passion is, then I need to reevaluate my priorities or quit lying to myself about my passion.
My first conscious decision moving forward was to go back to school. I felt like I needed updated tools and a challenge. I would be forced to write constantly. It seemed as always that the universe was sending me clear messages and either my mind was too clouded with bullshit to acknowledge or I was allowing fear to hold in a negative space. Once completed the registration paperwork, there was no turning back. The next step was for me to get copyrights for any poetry that I hadn’t completed the process for and then get about the business of writing. I did that immediately. Now that the ball is rolling and I have this momentum, I have to keep moving forward. I have to find a great workshop and open mic to participate in. I have other writing projects I need to review and make decisions on. Once that’s done I’ll excerpt them for feedback. I’d like to work on a collaboration. My next step is to put myself out on stage in a major way.
The law of attraction. No fear. I’m working on leaving my mark on the world. I am a writer. As a writer, I write. It is who I am. It comes natural to me. I was born for this. I am asking the universe to bring me everything that’s for me. Even if my voice is shaking, I still going to allow my pen to speak.
Thanks Terri for lighting a fire under my ass. Your work ethic truly inspires me. Every time I see you say you need to draw, I know I need to write.
To all the DawnPoets, you were such an inspiration to me with all of your overwhelming talent and always made me come correct with my pen.
Falton, keep pressing me about writing a book. You always tell me the world needs my words. When you first said that to me, I admit, I panicked. Fear will cause you to doubt yourself and your talents. Thank you for you constant encouragement. Love you man! Just know I am working on it.
The Dynamic Stone-Flowers Duo, what can I say the both of you keep me excited about writing. I appreciate you sharing your gifts and talents with me. ❤
Zaye & Darion, thank the both of you for always listening whenever I got discouraged and gave me the truth when I needed to hear it. ❤ beyond words.
Sean, if it wasn't for you I probably wouldn't have started taking myself or writing seriously. All it took was a conversation in a chat and you giving me my name. I cannot thank you enough. A collaboration is long overdue.
Sir WONE, watching you let’s me know things can and do happen with work and effort. Keep on doing exactly what you’re doing.