Monday, June 1, 2015

I Don't Have To...I Have To...

I don’t have to write tonight.   In fact, I don’t have to do anything.  Work is over for the day.  I’m on a break from school.  There’s no one or nothing that needs my attention.  So I don’t have to do anything.  Then why am I writing?
Because I have to.
I don’t mean “have to” as in constraint or obligation.  “Have to” means that if I don’t do it, I will feel that I missed an opportunity to meet with God and my Muse and my best self.  Interestingly, as I began writing, I suddenly got very tired.  And maybe I really am tired.  Maybe a quick nap wouldn’t anything, but the timing of my fatigue is curious.  (I took a quick nap.)
Why do I “have to” do this if my body is tired and I have a rare moment to relax?  I “have to” do it for the following reasons:
·      It’s fun.
·      It’s healing.
·      I’ve made a goal to reach blog #1,000 by the end of the year, which means I shouldn’t waste time.
·      I like the feeling I get when I have created something out of nothing.
·      I like the feeling I get when I’m sitting alone with my Muse.
·      Writing, like all worthwhile accomplishment, increases my self-esteem.
·      It’s exciting to see what will come on a blank page.
·      The more I work, the less I fear the opinions of others.
·      The more I work, the greater potential legacy I leave.
·      I’m trying to model the importance of being in Purpose.
·      I’m letting my Muse know that she’s my priority.
·      This is good practice.
·      If Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule is true, then I’m getting closer.
·      Why not?
·      I like to Get Started and Keep Going.

There might be more reasons and better ones, but the most important one for me is that this is a serious commitment for me.  It’s not a game or a fantasy.  It’s not a hobby. Yes, school has kept me busy as have other life commitments, but I always find my way back here.  Writing is one of the reasons I’m here on this planet. 

What’s your reason?