Last Tuesday I went live on Instastories and shared my ultimate goal for 2018. I opened up about my desire to write more to become a better writer and ultimately write my own kids book. During this live post, I shared how in order to achieve this goal, I’d need to practice and face my fears head-on. I shared how during my years of schooling I was constantly told: “your not a good writer” or “you just can’t write” this, in turn, lead me to believe that this was my affliction! These words weaved there way into my mind and I started to believe them to be factual.
What you don’t know is that these words ring in my head every time I create a blog post. Once upon a time, I didn’t care about grammatic or if my content made sense. I hide my affliction by using beautiful editorial pictures and keep my writing short and descriptive like. It wasn’t until I gave birth to Doll, six years ago that my writing pivoted and started to generate more storytelling like content. At this time I became more aware of my affliction, yet I never sought to fix it. In turn, my attitude stayed the same.
The feelings I carried it related to my inability to properly compose and communicate my thoughts. I’ve always wanted to inspire and tell stories, but how could I if I couldn’t formulate, grammatically for others to understand. In turn, this feeling turned into rage, sadness and a lack of caring. It’s funny how we create barriers to protect ourselves. These barriers protect and sometimes become the enabler.
To break this cycle I’ve decided to challenge myself to achieve my goal to be a better writer. The way to become better at a skill is to do it over and over again. With this notion in mind, I’ve decided to write, every day, except the weekends for the month of February. I’m calling it “Becoming a Better writer 28-day challenge”.
For the whole month of February, I’ll be sharing content that’s not just word vomit, but inspirational and informative. I hope you enjoy these post and find them to be insightful.