the time is now..
I shared a rather personal story on a Facebook group of over 100K women some time last year. I wanted to get over some issue, so I thought writing about it would help. Well, it kind of did, although it was in a completely different way that I never expected. A lot of women in that group were of course touched by my story, some even motivated as they could relate to what I wrote about. However, more women were impressed by my story telling skill. I got more praises for being a great storyteller than the fact that I was vulnerable and put myself out there. But this excited me so much and ignited a passion in me that I think I have always had from a young age; writing. I remember that in primary school, I used to write one of the best compositions in class. I read so many novels and was once awarded the most frequent library user in junior school. I guess reading and writing always go hand in hand.
Anyways, after my story went viral on that page, I got excited and starting seeing myself as a storyteller, novelist, scriptwriter, whatever has to do with writing. Funny enough, I even attracted someone who was in the film acquisition and also aspiring to be a director. He would send me scripts to read as his job required him to read the script before deciding to buy the films. I would read the scripts and kind of summarize them for him and he would praise me and encourage me to write everyday. I even got the courage and shared my fb viral story with some of my other friends that are are not on Facebook. Everyone was impressed. Seriously, it was so motivating.
But did I do it? Did I write again? I did not. And I cannot tell you why or how that excitement died, but it did and it hurts me to listen to podcasts and motivational speakers talk about self-sabotage and procrastination and fear of failure and all those negatives energies. It also hurts because deep down I really believe that I can write and obviously it will take time for me to be good at it, but with practice comes progress, right?
So today is the day that I have decided to write on this platform as often as I can. I don’t know what I am going to write about yet, but I am going to do it. For me, to prove to myself that I can do it, and I enjoy writing anyways, so this is going to be fun.
Thank you for reading and see you on my next one.