After 43 hours of travel, we’re dropped off on the side of the road at 3am. No idea where in Thanh Hoa we are.
Even though affirmation was the root of my performance, neediness, and seeking the approval of my peers - no one had ever called me out on it. Even if I knew it somewhere deep inside me, I’d never named it before…at least not that bluntly.
I got good at being on stage. At some point I loved it. At others, I hated it. It some ways affirmation, or being the center of attention, was another drug in system. One I knew how to administer myself.
Now…I don’t know that there’s an exact formula or recipe to this thing – but definitely some key ingredients to move us along in the process. Here’s what I do know. The best stories are ones of transformation. I once was – I now am. I once thought – I now believe.
Felt like my first day of school last week having to introduce myself to the other members of the program for why & what I'm hoping to write. And I have homework. Like actual homework with deadlines to be accomplished each week.
A few years ago, I wanted to improve at writing, but I had this question, How do you really improve at writing? Baseball players have batting and fielding practice. Musicians practice their scales. What's the best way to practice writing?
I believe dreams are hidden promises waiting to be unlocked by the Creator whose creative spirit resides in his kiddos.
"The funny thing about actually living your dream and not dreaming your dream, is that living it doesn’t look much like a dream. In fact, it’s pretty much just like real life except it’s less safe and it’s more work. To do your “dream” you have to do some pretty non-dreamy things."
I don't want to be someone that only talks about wanting to write. That lists writing a book in their goals/dreams every year, but is afraid to move toward that goal.