This post is completely different than anything I posted here up until now, but I felt I should, so here goes.

This morning I pondered what to make today’s entry in A to Z about. The topic I had on my list was a daredevil, but I didn’t really know what to write about that. I knew why I wrote it back when I made my list, but this morning it didn’t want me to write it.

Then a quote jumped into my mind, “the meek shall inherit the earth.” I grew up with that quote hammered into my brain, being told I should keep my head down and not stand out. The imagery that sticks in my mind from that time is a flower afraid to grow above the grass because it may be mowed down.

I realized how much this one life lesson I learned as a child is hindering me now. I still have a hard time standing out in a crowd, showing who I am and what I stand for.

That changes now. And I hope that changes for you too!

Anything to declare?

I challenge you to make a declaration. A declaration about you and what you stand for in life. A declaration about your chosen path and profession and why this is what you want and need to do. In one line.

Funny thing is that as I write this part, my old insecurities come to pester me. I have these doubts about why I should write this.

Feelings like this used to keep me from doing what I love to do. Not anymore.

So, without further ado, here is my declaration:

I am a writer, I write because I have stories to tell, poems to ponder life in, and wisdom to share.

Now over to you!
Do you have anything to declare?
Show the world what and who you are!

Read it out loud when it’s written. If you don’t feel a burst of joy, you need to write again 🙂