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I’m a writer. I spent over fourteen years telling myself this. Reading at least a book a week since I was fourteen, spending hours daily punching those damn keys, hoping to be rewarded by the muse with something that someone else can call beautiful.
And, yes, from time to time I did doubt it. I still do.
We have wings glued to our backs, yet sometimes we forget that we can fly. We opt to crawl through life instead.
But the truth is that we’re all writers. In one way or another. We wouldn’t exist otherwise. You see, we have language, so we can speak. We can speak, so we can tell a story. We can tell a story, so we can write.
It’s really that simple.
People have wanted stories since they were painting them inside their caves. This desire is what’s kept The Illiad and The Odyssey alive for so long. And it isn’t just belief in God that keeps the Bible breathing.
It’s the stories.
If we didn’t need stories, the world would be perfect. Or empty.
To paraphrase Balzac, solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine. Life is only as beautiful as the stories that define it.
You’re alive, you have a story to tell. A story to write.
So yeah… you’re alive, so you’re a writer.
A couple years ago I decided that it was important to develop myself. It was more than just curiosity. It was necessity. I had went through a series of traumatic experiences which left me with the regret that I could have done better.
If only I had known…
So I began to read about personal development. I studied psychology, NLP, self-hypnosis, meditation…
I think that the vast majority of what happens to us is beyond our control. But we always get to choose how we react to what happens to us.
Which makes how we react a lot more important than what happens.
So, what did I learn from reading over a hundred such books in two years? Continue reading
It’s frustrating, isn’t it?
Sometimes even downright discouraging.
You have so many ideas you want to share with the world. So many things you want to say. So much you want to try.
But your job is demanding. You’re constantly juggling family schedules and obligations. You’re always heading off annoying interruptions.
You wonder if you’ll ever be able to make blogging a permanent part of your life.
You want to get your work out there, but at the same time you’re not an idealist.
You love writing, but it’s not just about self-expression for you.
You don’t need to be a unique snowflake who makes every word trumpet from the heavens so that unicorns prance down on Earth.
You just want to create something you can be proud of.
To finish something you start.
To see some results for a change.
You want to live life on your own terms and change the lives of others — and you know you could do it… if only you knew how.
There’s got to be an art to it, right? There’s got to be some secrets that few are willing to share with the world, some sort of trick that allows you to turn off your phone, sit down at your desk, and produce thousands upon thousands of words. Continue reading
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“King Solomon once searched for a cure against depression. He assembled his wise men together. They meditated for a long time and gave him the following advice: Make yourself a ring and have thereon engraved the words ‘This too will pass.’ The King carried out the advice. He had the ring made and wore it constantly. Every time he felt sad and depressed, he looked at the ring, whereon his mood would change and he would feel cheerful”
– Israel Folklore Archive # 126
Life’s so fragile. It is almost funny. We do these great things, build societies, wage wars against one another. We accumulate knowledge, power, wealth…
We do everything we can to announce the darkness that is soon to come that we will not be diminished by the brevity of our lives.
It’s just a fancy way of saying that we all die. We’re all just human. Mortals in a seemingly immortal world.
That’s how insignificant we are. How insignificant our troubles are. Our achievements. Our issues with one another.
I try to find the humor in all situations because of this. It’s a good way to distance yourself whenever you become too attached to something. Continue reading
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ― Winston S. Churchill
For those of you who don’t know much about me: my name is Cristian Mihai, I am 27 years old, live in Constanta, Romania, and I have been writing for over fourteen years. Also, I do enjoy long walks (on the beach or not) and I have been blogging for almost six years – three weeks from now I’ll be celebrating this blog’s anniversary.
But how did I become a writer? How did I decide to be one? What steps did I take? What happened along the way? Why didn’t I quit? What made me keep on keeping on when all hope seemed to be lost? Continue reading