Before I decided to start this blog, before I decided to self-publish my novels on Amazon, I spent three years alone.

Single. Broke. Tired of life. Health issues.

But I wrote.

I found purpose, I found hope in the simple act of making stuff up and writing it down.

That was all.

That saved me from this world, from my pain, from my thoughts and feelings.

I’m not saying that it stopped hurting, but I no longer cared.

It all made sense.

We often get so caught up in all kinds of petty frustrations and fears and events that we forget what’s really important.

We want the easy way out. The shortcut. The ten minute guide to doing this or that. We chase after all sorts of stuff we don’t have, hoping it will bring us closer to ever lasting happiness.

Sadly, there are no shortcuts. It’s just work. Just patience. Perseverance. Discipline. Doing the thing that you love doing until others learn to love it too.

I believe that we focus too much on the results. We do what we do because we expect something to happen. We live in the anticipation of future events.

And thus we forget to enjoy the work. The moment. The day ahead of us when we wake up in the morning.

And I find it so ironic that each and every single time I forget this, life has a strange way of reminding me what’s really important. What truly matters.

17 thoughts on “Oblivion

  1. Everyone needs a purpose, but that purpose doesn’t need loads of people to recognise it, you should be proud of your own efforts, and be proud of what you have done, and like you say, enjoy the process. And it makes you keep moving each day. Job well done x Loved it. Made perfect sense to me right now :)


  2. Life has away of reminding me too. I would love to get to the point where is wouldn’t have to be reminded, I would just remember, but life test us because we can always improve.

    Great post, very pertinent to me!


  3. Very true. It’s hard to stay encouraged when you’re hoping for success, but reminding yourself it’s because you enjoy it is very helpful. Life is really, in summary, an accumulation of little moments so I try to enjoy the little things.


  4. I have become quite excited to see your posts. You lift me up, you give me insight and make me think. Don’t stop writing this good stuff. In so many ways, you keep some of us on the right track. You have charged the spark in my writers mind….and I remember why I’m doing what I am. Thank you 😊

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