“Maybe you felt uncomfortable with the way I portrayed you because I was right!”
Yesterday I shared a very difficult experience from my past. It was an event that changed me forever.
Some of the other people who were there that day took issue with the way I portrayed them in that story.
I found that interesting, because a few of the others who were there reached out to me privately to let me know they appreciated that post tremendously.
But the truth of the matter is that I am only able to write from one perspective. My own. I can only tell my story from where I saw it, and I did just that, as honestly as I possible could.
No offense to those who did not like my thoughts, but they are my own and I am the one writing this narrative. I am the one exploring my thoughts. Maybe you felt uncomfortable with the way I portrayed it because you know I was right. Have you considered that?
Have you ever considered that the reason you hate hearing the truth because you know it’s true? Because you know that you are not being honest with yourself? Unwilling to let yourself see the real you. Hiding behind the person you want the world to think you are.
This is why I am challenging you to write every day for 30 days. Heck, maybe you’ll get hooked and end up like me. Unable to go a day without writing something. Even if it’s just a random thought. Even if it never gets shared, read or heard.
Because I want to tell my story. I want to give my perspective. I want to organize my thought so that I can learn how to understand myself as thoroughly as possible. And I want to share them with the world so that I can use them to hold myself accountable.
So thanks for being a part of this challenge and please, share your stories with us so that we can share them with the world. If not for me, then do it for you. I read them all myself, respond personally when I can and share it on my blog if it’s really good.
I promise you’ve never been as high as the moment when you get a note from a reader telling you that your work changed their life.
So express yourself! Share your thoughts! Define your perspective.
Because if you ask me, it’s the only way to truly live!