This second blog post in the Inspiring Creative Passion blog series really hits home for me. I wondered for many years what my passion was even though I knew it was writing of some sort but it took a while for the spark to come. Over the last year or so, I have been on a discovery of sorts and it is now all coming together as I have worked hard to write even when I did not feel like it. Joining writing challenges and now starting my own writing challenge holds me to my word and the commitment to write every day.
I have to admit that I was afraid to write sometimes and the words just would not come. Was I losing my passion for writing or was I just scared? I believe it was a combination of the two. Who would want to read this stuff if I wasn't passion about what I was writing? The fire in me started and stopped many times and the spark to keep writing did not come easy. So what did I do? Now I couldn't just sit back and do nothing so I looked for inspiration - other writers who inspired me by the way they tell their stories and what inspires them.
But still, I would start and then stop; then start and stop again. Upon connecting with other writers and people who I am inspired by, this held me accountable to make time to write and the spark of writing was not behind or ahead of me, it was with me and right in sync with what I was writing each day. And then, about 4 years ago I started the blog, FIRE - Faith In Renewing Each Other. At the time, I needed a strong word or phrase to get me started. I remember exactly where I was when I made the decision to come up with a title for my first blog post. I was having dinner and wine with a friend and we were both going through a very hard time. As I was sitting at her house, it hit me and I wrote my very first blog post: Change: A Not So Scary Thought. You can find the post by clicking here.
And here we are today - approaching 2018 and going on 5 years of blogging for me. I have many lessons learned, triumphs, setbacks, and successes and definitely more to look forward to. After reading this post, what is on your mind? What do you do to boost yourself up and ignite your passion? Well, I have 5 quick tips for you to take with you to continue on the path to ignite your passion:
Look for the positive in what you set out to accomplish.
Surround yourself with positive people.
Invest in yourself - you are worth it!
Find an accountability partner and connect.
Smile at yourself and your accomplishments.
Do you have any tips to add? Leave a comment below and let's add to this list!