Can you believe we are half way through this writing challenge? How are you coming along? Ironically, this week's topic focuses on writing the words you are inspired by. When I sat down to think about what to write, I didn't have to think too hard as I know I can be very wordy at times. (so they tell me!) This is one of those easy topics for me where other topics, the words do not come so easily.
In my writing, I strive to write with more confidence while being intentional with my words or phrases. This can be a tough balance and the more I write the more I continue to work towards this goal. What about you? What words inspire you to write; or better yet - to follow your dreams and goals?
I remember so vividly now 4.5 years ago how I struggled to write my very first blog post. I was thinking way too much and not focusing on being my natural self. Writing for me has not always been easy but I have always had it in me to share my words and my story on paper. Even when I was down and had to claw my way out of being depressed and sad because of what life dealt to me, words, positive words got me restarted and charged up to keep pushing.
Think about a situation in your life or something that significantly changed you forever or even for a period of time. We can all identify with something that changed us and for me I had to get my words together and out of my head. This is where A Life With A View was born. Ten words which mean the world to me and I have been able to build my writing and my books around these words: Faith, Love, Happiness, Friendship, Trust, Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Openness, Acceptance.
With over four years of blog posts and two books, I have remained inspired to keep writing and those words are now phrases which became my inspiration to keep going. For you, try with one or two words and then grow to three or four. Why ten words for me? I had been holding back for so long and I had lots to say well before 2013 when this blog was started. I would say don't wait a long time - get it out in the open whether you write your words, speak them into a microphone, or confide in someone close to you. Getting your words out there for the world and for you to see and hear keeps you inspired wherever you are on your journey.
Leave a comment below and share the words you are inspired by. It could be one, two, or more and even a phrase that gets you up and going. Also share how this writing challenge inspires you and what you'd like to see more of as we continue to write and grow together.