For most of my life I have felt lost and unfilled and often wondered what I was really meant to do. A few months ago, I had an unexplained urge to write a book titled, “What is Your Gift?” I wrote it and shared it with my best friend and sister, Candice. She is my main go to person when I need advice. She tells me like it is and I can trust her to tell me the truth.
She read my draft and gave me her reviews. Now let me remind you, I had NEVER done any previous writing of this nature before and had just decided to document my thoughts and ideas and ended up with a book. My sister’s reviews that night changed my life. She said, that she had no idea that I could write like that and if she did not see me working on it herself she might have doubted that I actually did it. She found the work quality to be very good and the messages very helpful. You should have seen my face beaming with pride. As our eyes met at one point they were almost to tears because we both knew my life story and she was proud of me. She always tells me how great I am but that night she said, “Cherylene, I believe you have finally found what makes you happy.” My eyes lit up and it was as if I had been set free.
At that moment, we started talking about starting a blog so I could reach people, share stories, ideas and hopefully make a positive difference in someone’s life. I loved the idea of writing because the more I did it, the more I wanted to do it and the more I wanted to share it with the world. Writing for me is a tool for expressing and communicating with others my perspective on life and the world at large.
As can be expected with trying anything new, I was a bit intimidated at first but I knew that if I really wanted to become a writer I had to write and publish my work. The experience and constructive feedback would only improve my writing. The truth is, some people will like it and some people may not. However, that would not hinder my contribution it just pushes me to present my best self.
Motivation and inspiration my friends can come from anywhere, at anytime, from anyone. Sometimes we just need to open not only our eyes but our minds to get what we really need. Do not limit yourself to your personal circles for encouragement sometimes you just have to dig deep and jump-start within yourself those creative juices that started your passion in the first place.
Stay focused. Stay in touch. Let me know what or who motivates you.