Dream Your Grandest Dream #IWSG #AmWriting
[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here
Do you visualize your success? How often? Daily? Weekly? Every New Year’s when resolutions come around?
Recently I was reminded in the importance of taking time to remember what makes our hearts truly happy. Asking ourselves why we love what we love and do what we do. My son sweetly said just last night, “I love my video game world, mom. I can be anyone I want to be. I’m accepted. I can solve puzzles and figure out strategies.” I thought to myself ok. He’s got something that makes him smile every day and it gets him through the struggles of some of the chaos we encounter in this new ever-changing world. I asked my daughter something similar in regards to her love for dance. She said, “Mom. I have to dance. Dancing is in my soul.”
This month’s IWSG question asks “When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?
I’m definitely not where I want to be as a working writer, and what I mean by that, is someone who brings in enough income to support household and living expenses. No, I’m not even close. But I do visualize where I want to be in my writing life. I do set goals. I work hard at writing, because like my daughter, it’s in my soul, and I’m hoping one day my higher vision of my writer self will aspire to exactly what I see in my head and feel in my heart.
Happy IWSG Day 🙂