Keep Writing

April 18, 2012


I’ve been where Charlotte’s been more times than I care to admit. Feeling like I’m drifting out at sea because I’m not sure what it is I’m supposed to be doing with my life.

That’s the problem when you have too many interests and you’re too scared to commit to just one. Because the very thought of committing to just one makes you feel like you’re going to miss out on ALL the other great things you could be doing.

Slowly, you realize that your lack of commitment means that you’re not really doing much of anything at all. Just simply wasting time.

Bob tells Charlotte that it will get easier. Yes, it will. But only because nothing ever changes until you change. Sometimes that wandering sense of ennui rears up and grabs me and wants to bring me back to a more comfortable place of indecision. But I resist; because once you take control of your life that’s when you notice things begin to shift for the better. And you never want to go back to drifting aimlessly again.

Note: The text above is from a post that I wrote on tumblr here.

I felt like I needed to re-post it because this wandering feeling is one that so many people experience and struggle with.

As cliché as it sounds, the one constant in life is change. Part of growing up is recognizing that everything isn’t always going to be sunshine and unicorn kisses but even when things aren’t rosy you can’t let that discourage you. These are lessons that I come back to because sometimes the easiest reaction to a non-ideal situation is to dwell in the negative aspect of it. Yet, that never resolves anything.

So, like Bob says to Charlotte “Keep writing.” Keep drawing, keep creating, keep learning, just keep doing whatever it is that you really want to do. Be passionate about your life and what you are contributing to society. The rest will fall into place.

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