I do like the way you turn around reasons-not-to into reasons-to, Daniel Clark. And of course, I like the fact that you use a Maya Angelou quote. She wrote what I can never write and I just love her words…
But if we’re all just consumers, nothing ever gets created. And I believe that we need to be creators to make a better world. Better in many different ways…
I also relate to your story. I may seem to be a prolific writer. In the past months, I published nearly every day.
Since I found my voice last year, the inspiration seems to be coming from unexpected corners. And I love to let the words flow and inspire people with the results…
However, I’m 55 now and found my voice only last year.
That means 54 years of knowing I’m a writer and procrastinating…
- Not feeling good enough
- English is not my first language and some native speakers have told me you can read that from my word choices
- Thinking I had nothing valuable to say
Now, I just follow the flow. That means I follow the cycles. Sometimes I feel like writing from a more emotional part of me, even try my hand at poetry. Other times I concentrate on my message to the world and explain it in a more rational way.
“Let’s restore ecosystems and learn as humans how to live within the boundaries of our planet” — My own motto.
At the start of Illumination, I became very active. The flow urged me on. Now, I’m slowing down again. Contemplating what I really want to say.
Investing my time in subtitling a friend’s film which I find has a very important message.
So, the bottom line of this rambling response is: just go with the flow. Be prolific, be silent. Take it as it comes. But let us definitely enjoy your words whenever you get them on the page. They want to emerge.
And they deserve to be read.