“Why am I here?” Is a question I have asked myself too many times to count. For instance I’ll be sitting in a restaurant by myself feeling awkward and out of place, or I’ll be in class lacking confidence, trying to make as little eye contact with my professor as possible, and the whole time I’m wondering “Why am I here, when I could be hiding out in my room”. Even though I’m asking myself the same question today, it has a different meaning.
Why am I here, in this blogging community? Who am I? Do I even have anything worth saying?
I’m a 22 year old student who works two jobs, while dealing with depression, anxiety and insomnia. Just looking at my planner gives me anxiety. Am I really fit to be telling people how to live there lives? No, probably not. But then again no one is, all I’m doing is telling people how I live my life, and maybe they’ll want to follow along.
So why am I here? Why am I writing? I’m here because I want to be. I’m here because I love to write. I’m here because I’ve never learned more about myself than I have through writing. I’m here because I want to document my journey through life and I want to inspire others along the way. Everyone has heard the saying “Life is a journey” once or a dozen times. I feel it’s a little overused, to be honest. But that being said I do agree with it. Life is a journey. Actually, it’s a bunch of journeys that all add up to become one. There’s a journey to growing up, to happiness, to well-being, to achievement, to your soul, to confidence, even to death. Each journey is different, but they all come together for a common cause, the journey of life.
I think my main journey in life, is to inspire others to find happiness and peace within their own lives. That may sound a little pretentious, but if your going to dream, dream big right? How do I plan on executing such a journey? I have no idea. If you have any ideas, you’re welcome to send them my way. I think I need to start with myself. If I write about my own journey to happiness and peacefulness, maybe I’ll figure it out. Or maybe someone will someday read my work and feel something.
So, Who am I? A writer. Why am I here? To inspire.