when i started this blog, i set out on a mission to write everyday. someone asked me the other day how much content i have queued-up — my answer: nothing.
i write everyday. what i write today, i’ll publish tomorrow.
maybe one day soon i’ll start writing more to have content queued up. but for now, i want to create a place for myself that is pressure-free. i want to create a space that is unattached — to a motive or agenda and where i can be free to be me.
i’ve realized — we all need “our thing”. the thing that brings us a sense of joy and fulfillment. we spend our days working hard on projects that benefit our work, our families, our friends, our communities, or whatever else — but when it comes to carving out time to work on something we enjoy, that has no purpose other than to revive our spirits, we make excuses and come up with all the reasons why we don’t have time. …
i read in a book recently that we (as humans, creatives, and thinkers) — ought to be taking time to write daily. and while, i write an overwhelming amount of content each day that gets read on various platforms — i feel as if i don’t write for the mere purpose of writing anymore. meaning, i don’t write aimlessly. i am always writing for something, for someone, or for some specific reason.
and i can’t help but feel that i am going to miss out on something.
let me clarify — i’m not experiencing fomo or anything like that. but it’s more of the idea of — what will happen if i never give my mind the space it needs to wander and explore? and what would happen if i do — what ideas will i come up with? …
it takes courage to do a few things and do them well.
it’s easy to feel like in order to be worthy, seen, important, or valued, we have to pile up our to-do lists with task after task. almost as if we have to earn our keep here on this earth and prove ourselves to the people around us. and, in turn, we base our value. off our productivity — how much we’re doing or what we are creating.
but, here’s the truth:
you don’t have to prove yourself to anyone. your worthiness isn’t based on how productive you are. you are enough, you are worthy — just as you are. …