The not so glamourous side of living your story

The idea of living out a better story can sound and feel really romantic and exciting.

We love the idea of it and when we think of a grand story we often picture amazing adventures, exciting love stories, and unconcealed bliss and unending happiness.

My hometown, 2012

My hometown, 2012

However, a great story doesn’t really require any of those things.

There are often days where I have no desire to write at all or else I have days where the writing process is so difficult for me and I never even start.

But it’s nice to know that I am not alone. As I continue to read more and more…I find that the struggle of the writing process is more of the norm than I had realized.

We all have days where we have to practically force our bodies into the chair to get anything at all accomplished.

We have to make ourselves put our Iphone on the other side of the room while we are working.

We have to take a moment to close our eyes and still and minds and hope and pray that something or at least one helpful word will come forth.

But it comforts me to know that I am not alone.

I finished a book called “A million little ways” by Emily P. Freeman. In the book, she goes through her own writing process and some of the struggles that she faces.

Another book that helped me with actually sitting down to do the work was “The war of art” by Steven Pressfield.

However, I don’t think that any of what I just said solely applies to writing. I think it applies to each and every one of our stories. Understanding that the overall story can be grand and still have a lot of bad days in it.

Lot’s of days where we feel like we accomplished very little.

Days where we weren’t as kind to our kids or our best friend as we should have been.

Days where we said something that we can’t really take back.

Days where fear gets in the way and keeps us from moving forward.

None of our favorite stories or movies are filled with perfect people. And that’s one of the reasons why we love them! We love watching the main character grown and change from the beginning to the end. And that’s the same for you as well.

None of us is perfect…and that’s the beauty of humanity and the fact that we have a story to live in the first place.

Allow the imperfections to tell part of your story and use that to drive you to the person you want to be.

 

 

 

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