Thursday, March 22, 2012

What I know...

The last year and a half for me has been all about self-discovery.  Discovering my limits, what I can and can't handle.  Realizing that I'm stronger than I knew, both physically and mentally.  More importantly, I've discovered which limits I can push.  I can go that step further, I can lift that heavier weight, I can keep driving.  
I think, sometimes, that the hardest thing as a writer is life.  It's what gives us our inspirations, but at the same time, it's what gets in our way and keeps us from writing.  So what's a writer to do?  We can't just sit down and roll over.  We aren't going to just take it.
And that's what I've had to do.  Yes, life has gotten in the way lately.  My day job has required a lot of overtime, and I've had to accept that.  I've also had to accept that my body needs sleep.  I know, silly, right? 
Ultimately, though, I've discovered one truth that I will forever hold dear: I can do anything I set my mind to.  I know it sounds trite and cliche, but it's true.  More importantly, so can you.  I'm often shocked by what I can accomplish.  And when something stands in my way it becomes a personal challenge.
Which leads to yet another discovery...not everything in life is a challenge.  Hard to remember, sometimes.  It's no always my lesson to learn.  Crazy, right?  It's not all about me. 
So don't leave me in the wind.  What have you discovered about yourself lately? 

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