Why I Write

May 4, 2012

find your passion

I’ve realized a few things about myself this month. For those of you that know me it’s been an incredibly busy and quite stressful month. I bought a house, moved, wrecked my car (and totaled it), and then had work and a conference on top of all that. Through all of that this month, I have realized how grateful I am for a few things.

I am grateful that I have friends and family members that will help pick me up through the tough times. I seriously could not survive without them. (You know who you are)

I have an amazing job that I love! I have only been here a couple of months and I am so thrilled with what I get to do and the talented people I get to work with on a daily basis. They challenge me, push me to my creative limits and then push some more. I have been able to do more in these last 2 months than I ever imagined.

I have rediscovered my love for writing. I started my blog about a year and half ago and I have enjoyed it. I have always loved to write, but sometimes the “busyness” of life can get in the way and it becomes a chore. Everyone has different stress relievers, and writing is mine. This month has made me realize that it truly is my greatest stress reliever. I write a TON of posts that don’t ever get published. They are just for me, hidden in a secret folder on my computer. Maybe one day I’ll write a book! But in the meantime I love being able to throw all my thoughts down on my laptop and no one can read it, unless I allow.

I used to use the excuse that I was too busy to write. But what I have discovered is that even if I write something and don’t publish it, that’s okay. I have only myself to answer to. I’ve also found that if I write when I’m stressed or busy I tend to write my best posts. I take thirty minutes and just type, whatever comes to mind, and that more often than not, becomes a great post.

Being able to write for my job, for fun, at conferences and whenever I want has truly been a lifesaver. So I write this post to encourage you to figure out what your passion and stress reliever is. Because sometimes life throws a lot at you and you have to be able to handle it. I wanted desperately to run away from it all this week and sit on an island, but that’s not realistic. (although it still sounds fun) Do what you love, what makes you happy and be grateful for the people in your life that help you get through the mess.

thank you all for everything this month…xoxo!

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Danielle Zimmerman May 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

You have grown so much in the past few months and have taken every challenge thrown at you and mastered it…gracefully! I am so proud of you!

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