This is part of a series of posts for Reverb10 -- an online event to promote reflecting and manifesting. To read all of the posts in this series, just click on the "reverb10" tag over there on the right.
It's been hard for me to come up with the one moment this past year when I felt most alive. For the most part, I have been in survival mode, just doing what needs to be done to get the bills paid and get out of bed every morning. That makes me sad, and more determined that I will not go through another year like that again.
I can say easily, though, that I feel most alive when I am writing, even if I am just venting and cursing in my journal. Something happens when I put a pen to paper, and even most times when I am working at a keyboard. I lose myself in what I am writing. Everything around me gets quiet and I become laser-focused on my words. I get absorbed and time goes by in a flash without my knowing it. It doesn't really matter what I am writing -- a journal entry, an article, or a novel scene.
That's why I know that my purpose here is to write. I have loved to write for as long as I remember, and love it to this day. I not only love it, I need it. I need to write, and if I go for periods without it I am left with an empty and unsatisfied feeling.
So here's to thousands of more words that take me to new and exciting places!