Don’t Lose Your Spirit!

So I’m sitting at the library today, down in Provo Utah and I’m waiting for my mom to come pick me up. I start thinking about how long I haven’t written a new post in quite some time, and I started feeling disappointed in myself!

As I read more blogs, I couldn’t help but start to think, “mine has to be like that. Why isn’t mine like that?”
I realized, they don’t HAVE to look like a magazine print-out or sound extremely intellectual, or even always have meaning. I’m not that way 100% of the
time, so why should my blogs be? That would be lying to myself.

I think sometimes we as people, lose our spirit when put into a higher situation- me for example, had all sorts of posts on my livejournal. I knew nobody looked at it, I didn’t really care if anybody looked at it, but seeing my own posts made me smile. I liked writing in them wherever I was at the moment. Now that I have my own blog website, I have this weird feeling of “oh, this post won’t be interesting enough” or “this post won’t have great meaning”

But half the reason I love my own writing is because I use my freedom to say and type how I want!
The secret is to finding the style of writing you are most comfortable doing. I still read my inspiring, empowering, and personal development blogs everyday. Now, I have no comparison. They are amazing writers, also with much more practice and experience than I have. I understand that that’s okay. My blogs will always be a little random, a little chaotic. Some will have pictures, some won’t. Some might swear, some might make you laugh. Hell, I don’t need to warn you or prepare you.

The point is, be who you are, always. Love where you are at, and don’t change your personality for anything.

Comparisons will always put you down, stay away from those! They are only those nasty words in your head telling you that you aren’t good enough, one way or another. YOU ARE!

You always have the ability to be great.

Don’t ever lie to yourself. Be open to your own way and put your personality into whatever you do, whether it’s writing blogs or painting art. Make it YOURS! It will be much more respectable and much more appreciated seeing that it came from the heart.

If you have writer’s block (or artist’s block whether it be painting or musical or anything of passion) START SOMEWHERE!!! Doesn’t matter where! When I started writing this ten minutes ago, I had no idea I would be typing what I am now. But here I am, listing ways for you to never lose your spirit.

Use me as an example. Don’t let your passion die. It will be a bigger regret than eating that entire bag of potato chips you had last night 😉