Today, I want to share with you something that’s been on my mind the past while, there are a lot of changes going on in my life. The Rising is undergoing its final edit, soon it will be on to production and the marketing, which is very exciting! I also am getting ready to move away from my current work and start going back to school and finding a new job. I’m going into school to study writing and publishing. With all these changes, I felt it was time to share my thoughts and deepest purpose or what I do as a writer and influence on the worldwide web.
I want to help us all break free, free of the mental bands we put around ourselves, most of all youth. In a free country, we can truly make whatever we want of ourselves if we work for it. It doesn’t come for free, but the ability to reach it is given to use if only we will take it.
Life is like a box of Legos. We start out with a box that is given us, some are given better boxes than others, with some parts put together for us already, some have no parts put together yet, and we have no directions. As we go on, others often will share their directions, and we can even write our own as we start to build. The challenge is to decide what we want to build our life to be and how to get there. The point is, we can build whatever we want, but we have to take the pieces given to us to gain and build what we want.
So as I write these blogs, publish my books and share on social media, my goal is to inspire us all to desire to do make the efforts needed to build the tower, the life, the person that you want to become. Forget what the world tells you to be, that is between you and your beliefs. Work it out for yourself with where you go to find truth, and that is the only thing that should tell you what to be.
I most of all want to focus on the youth out there. WARING: I hate the world teenager. It has a very negative connotation to it, one that goes with laziness, unbridled emotion and, unprofitable people. So I will avoid using the term teenager as much as I can. I like to call the age we call teenage as youth or young adults None of those stereotypes have to be true! I’ve seen it in my life, we can let the teenage years rule us or use them as a practice ground to find out what life we truly want to live.
I remember watching my friends when we were in our teenage years, some of us just played around, and some of us used this time to safely experiment and find the kind of life we wanted to live. When I turned eighteen, I didn’t feel like it was time to sort my life out, I knew what I wanted and hit the ground running. I had a job, bank account, responsibilities, I even took a larger role in helping take care of my younger brother as if I was a parent in the home. To me, the teenage (shudder at the word) years are not for playing around, that’s what a childhood is for, the teenage years are years to explore, experiment with interests and hobbies, even career paths. Then when you are an adult, you know enough to pick a door and go.
That feeling, that ability and power is what I want to share with you all. If we work hard, do hard things and explore the great unknown, the rewards are greater than we can ever understand. This is why I love to share my defective posts; it makes us think how we can better improve. Life is not a place to just sit and watch the ride, its an adventure, a process of self-change to be happier people.
But the world doesn’t want us to know that, it wants to control us and make us what they want us to be. It’s why I believe suicide rates are higher today than ever. We have been conditioned and forced to believe we can only be what society expects us to be. It puts a lock and cage on our souls. When you cage a human soul, it seeks escape, and drugs and alcohol and suicide is a trap that lures us with the hope of freedom, but really, only traps us more and causes more hurt. We long for freedom to become, and these things give us the illusion of freedom mankind so deeply longs for.
That is my purpose in sharing what inspires me with you, so on this blog, on Facebook, Twitter, in vlogs, I will always seek to help inspire us to overcome the darkness, become who we choose to be, and unite us in our unique differences. So this week’s challenge, ponder who you want to be, take a moment along, and decide what you want to be, then make plans how to get there. I hope I can just help you even in some small way, on that journey.