Those who want to be real writers, proudly wear a writer tag everywhere they go.
Not because they write, but because they like the image it reflects.
Unfortunately, the work of a real writer is far from dreamy.
And that’s why on the large scale of words, only a small percentage of writers take their craft seriously.
And still, a lot of people call themselves writers, even if they write very little.
How do you express yourself? Do you have a hobby or passion? Are you someone with a logical mind who needs to track things?
Or maybe you have more of an abstract imagination?
For those who already use a journal, you know that the benefits are undeniable.
But if you’re starting out on your journaling journey, here are some ideas to get you in the right direction.
Trust the process of journaling.
Journaling Benefits are real. They transform how you feel and give you clarity when dealing with difficulty and bring value to your thought process.
And the opposite is also true!
When you write about happy moments or successes, you fill your pages with pride.
Keeping a journal helps stimulate future Ideas and understand past experiences.
It also cracks open a door and lets you get an insider’s view of your wants and needs, and if we’re honest with our words, it can even move us forward to places we wouldn’t dare go alone. …
Comparing yourself to others only causes stress and damages your self-esteem.
Most often, it moves you away from who you really are.
The unique and beautiful person that you are.
No one wins at the comparison game. You look at other people’s clothes, car, house, job, money, or even small things like their hairstyle. And then you feel bad about yourself.
Why would you do that?
Some people compare themselves to movie stars or famous singers and have an unhealthy mix of admiration and jealousy.
I wish I were like that. Why can’t I have all those things?
Be your friend.
I’m a very solitary person and like it that way. And the concept of being my own friend felt like a trivial statement void of substance. A phrase among so many others that people whip out when they run out of words.
But in reality, I learned it’s the exact opposite.
To like yourself enough means to take your needs and wants into consideration. And that’s something I wasn’t doing.
Of course, people who care support me and stand by my side — if I let them. …
It’s not easy to improve your life with COVID running rampant throughout half the world. We must learn to adapt between 4 walls.
I’d like to be clear and say that I am specifically writing to those still in lockdown.
We follow security rules, social distancing, and all the necessary guidelines drilled in our heads.
But once you’re in lockdown and going around in circles, what happens?
Well, now is the time to turn the situation around and grasp this opportunity to improve your life.
It’s easier said than done because I found that it’s not a decision…
To be a better writer, we must do away with the inner voice that continuously saps our confidence, brings on fear, and leaves us clueless about our purpose.
Most people on this planet deal with doubts and fears daily.
We make mistakes and learn from them. Hopefully.
Or we repeat them until we get it right.
It’s a human thing.
But writers are a different breed.
A bit like artists who feel apprehensive and deeply uncertain about their resilient talent.
We take two steps back before moving one step forward. A familiar dance that loops itself in a turbulent cycle.
Do you feel like you don’t know who your teens are anymore?
Turning small creatures into worthy humans provides countless opportunities for confrontations.
It’s an up and down journey for most parents.
The majority of young mothers devote their time instinctively to their newborns. We provide all the necessary comfort and love required for them to feel secure, and as they grow older, we keep repeating the same process.
Except we forget that the details change according to age.
That’s what I did when I had my first girl. …
Writers have battled in front of their blank page forever.
We’re far from the days of clay tablets, quill pens, or even the familiar sound of a clunky typewriter.
Today, technology allows for modern laptops, apps, and highly engineered gear.
But writing remains an intricate and challenging craft, nonetheless.
And we’re all at different stages of this beautiful journey.
However, everyone agrees that hard work improves our writing skills, and if we put one foot in front of the other with the belief we love what we do, then it’s all good.
Over time we get published, we get famous…
I’ve been through this thing called love enough times that when I look back, the pattern is still crystal clear.
It always starts the same way.
My eyes make contact with the most wonderful man on this planet and in a short time blissful love traps us in its net.
Our souls merged into a fusion of love.
Plans for the future laced with laughter, long talks, and endless sharing take up space during our days and nights.
Then one day, well, you know the story.
This happens, when that happens, then this happens again and so one and the…