Updated: Nov 20, 2020
Hello, dear readers!
Have you ever worked on a project that brings you joy, but you push it to the side for more “important” things? You tell yourself you’ll come back to it, but there is just never enough time, and well, Disney+ keeps releasing great content. That is my story. I have held these chatty characters, plot twists, and magical lands inside me since high school. You heard me right . . . SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.
I’ve been working on this story on and off for years now, which for all of our sakes, is probably for the best. I knew nothing about life, romance, and struggles at the tender age of 14 . . . although I would have adamantly told you I did. The plot has gone through some changes, but the heart of the story has remained the same. I wanted to tell a story about faith, hope, and love -- with a sprinkle of magic and mythology.
All this time, this story wouldn’t let go of me, no matter how many times I ignored it or shrugged it off. It begged to be told. I found that when I actually made time for it, the writing never felt like a burden, but a gift. When something like this comes along and won’t let you go, you shouldn’t ignore it. You can’t ignore it.
This is why I write. Because ideas and stories fill my head so full until I have no choice but to release them. Because I truly believe that there is a message only my story can tell. Because it simply brings me joy, and I want to pass that joy on to others.
So, what is your “Why”? What long-lost flame won’t stop flickering in the back of your mind? I hope you’ll return to it; give it the time it deserves. I believe we are all given specific passions which only we can fulfill. The world needs your particular brand of joy. Give the people what they want!
Let me know in the comments below what sparks joy for you, what projects do you want to return to, or how you would like to declutter your life to make room for these passions!