The world is shit in about a dozen different ways right now, but I just wanted to stop in and remind every single one of you that you’re amazing.
Many of the readers of this blog are writers or other creative types. And for them I say, set aside the sales or the reviews or any of the rest of that, and realize that you create things that no one else can create.
If you’re a writer, you envision something in your mind and you turn that into a complete story with living, breathing characters on the page. You use words to make readers feel something about people who don’t even exist.
You bring to life an entire world. That is amazing.
If you’re a different type of creative, like a photographer, you see something in this world that others don’t and you capture that and you share it with others so that they can see it, too.
That, too, is amazing. It’s something to be proud of and in awe of.
A musician, a painter, an actor. Any of it is amazing. I don’t even care if it’s good, the mere effort of trying to bring something into existence that didn’t exist before is amazing.
But even if you’re not a creative. Even if you read this blog because you want to know about Excel or I don’t know, I used to know you and you’re catching up with where I’m at, I want you to know that you too are amazing.
I stop and think sometimes about my friends who juggle full-time jobs and spouses and families and children. Who keep things going day after day after day. Who persevere and find happy moments and build relationships and community and go to their job, whatever their job is, and do it well day after day. And I am in awe of all they accomplish.
We take for granted all that people do every single day. We just assume that because it has to be done it doesn’t take effort or isn’t worth acknowledging.
But it does take effort and it is worth acknowledging.
To be there for the people in your life. To accomplish…anything. To push through the dark or hard moments. To overcome all the challenges and setbacks.
I don’t care if the setback was some minor thing no one else would notice. You overcame it. You pushed on. You kept going.
You’re here, reading this right now, which means you have succeeded in life every single day up to this point.
You are amazing. Take a moment to remember that.