There is a key habit that all writers must undertake in order to be writers, and that is to actually write. The second would probably be to put what they write “out there” for people to read, and this brings us to here.
I have always been, what I considered, a natural writer. I do best expressing myself through written word and always enjoyed putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), so it has become my life’s passion and ultimate goal to be a writer.
Lucky for me, I took an interest to reading at a very young age, learning whatever letters I could, then reading the titles off of books in my room once I could piece them together. My favorite workbook of choice was “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret”, probably because it had a number of manageable words in the title. (Side note: I never actually read the book, just went through and underlined every word I could sound out, which was really a lot of “the”. From what I understand it’s about a girl getting her period? Don’t ask why this was a staple in my bookshelf for as long as I can remember).
Now to the title of this blog: writing makes me happy and has always been a safe outlet for me. I have been struggling through a quarterlife crisis for most of my twenties and have finally shifted my focus on what it is that makes me, and will make me, happy. At the wise age of 27 (yeah, right!), I have finally accepted that happiness is a way of life, not a destination. That phrase was first spoken by someone who was actually wise, forgive me, I forget who, but I believe it takes some level of wisdom to believe it.
So, instead of focusing on what I don’t have, where I’m not at, and what I haven’t accomplished, I need to shift my sights on where I want to be, how I get there, and what I already have and do that makes me happy.
Note that this isn’t a journey to get me happy, I already am a happy person, but it is an encouraging place for stepping stones on how to become the person I want to be, and hopefully can help any readers too.
I must also note that I am a Gemini, so though this will be an upbeat blog, it will not follow the same subject at all times, but stick with me 😉
Health and Happiness!