I try to live my life on purpose. I get up each day and make the decision to be happy. Of course some days are easier than others since life’s not perfect and it certainly isn’t always easy. I’ve learned not to wait on my circumstances to be happy because my circumstances are always changing. Making a deliberate choice to be happy is something I must do before my feet hit the floor in the morning.
Recently, I began examining my writing life. I felt like I was starting to drift. I was questioning whether or not I live that part of my life the same way I do all other areas. Am I writing with an intended or desired result or goal?
I discovered I was doing more in the area of preparing to write. I was buying just the right pens, notebooks and journals. I was designating time to write but ended up spending most of that time on websites reading about author’s road to publication or writing tips. I ended up frustrated and angry at myself because I wasn’t writing.
For me, living a life on purpose reflects my beliefs, my values and a passion. I know what I believe and my values are strong. My passion is writing, so why wasn’t I doing it? As a result of this examination, my blog was born and now I’m writing again and it feels really good.