Quests are journeys we want to win but never want to end. Turning the last page of an adventure novel pains the heart. Our life is the greatest quest of all, and the quest of a writer never ends. Challenges make an adventure exciting, and a writer’s quest certainly fills with obstacles one must overcome.
This morning I pondered the peril of doubting one’s identity, and the words from a recent dream floated back to my mind:
Often I need to remind myself of who I am. This message keeps returning to me as an affirmation. I am a writer. I no longer need to doubt this fact. Now I can live in a truth that is more alive in my heart than ever before.
This reality does not require an audience for validation. Nor does this awareness rest on another’s approval…or performing perfectly…or making money at the craft. My heart has found peace with this promise sent in the night, during those magical moments when my frazzled mind settles. Affirmations are like this, God speaks to our souls setting to rest our fears and insecurities.
We writers have a special gift, whether processing our pain or providing inspiration. We put into words what bangs around in our brains like bats in a bell tower. We choose to put our words out there in hopes others will realize their “ah ha” moments from what we share.
Our gift is amazing and natural, a part of our very core. We plant our words in the soil of other souls. In time, our words, like seeds, will grow into orchards full of other writers, those who find peace in knowing this truth—you are a writer…simple and true.