Newsletter #1 | Writing, again
I'm writing again. Well I have been writing, but not posting. But I'm picking it up again because I was reminded of why I like writing. If you'd asked me why I like writing though, I'd be a fumbling mess. I do have inklings of what those reasons are. All I can do in the meanwhile is write.
So what will I be writing about? One topic that's been floating in my mind is growing up. I noticed recently why at times it's hard to write. When I write, I would get frustrated at my writing because it doesn't reflect the person I want to be. I have people in mind who I want to be more like. Who are more confident, comfortable with themselves, eloquent, the whole lot. I would pretend to be that, but it's someone I'm not. And it's hard to grow when I'm not being honest with where I'm at. That I'm not where I want to be, but I'll accept that, and work from there. Other than that, I'm not too sure what to write about.
But if there's two things I know, it's that: I want my writing to be fun to read, because it's fun for me to write. I want my writing to be true, as in being honest about how I feel or think. It's actually a hard thing to do. But if I keep writing, I'll make my way there word by word.
Here's a collection of things on the internet I liked. Hopefully this comes in handy when you're bored and not sure what to do.
quality conversation - on having better conversations by Minn Kim
Living with Heart and Stars - a letter written by Vincent van Gough on life
”What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
Brene Brown on feeling lonely
"I think I'm still trying to figure it out because I still feel lonely and alone on a really regular basis... What I've learnt in doing research on belonging is that belonging is being a part of something bigger than yourself, but it's also the courage to stand alone and to belong to yourself above all else" - at 8:20