After months of having an on-and-off relationship with writing, I finally realized that writing is not my passion.
On good days, I am able to write 1,000 to 2,000 words. But, good days don’t come very often. Normally, I’m able to write only 500 words. It’s not easy for me to write something out of thin air, especially on days when I am not feeling inspired. Lately, I'm also having a hard time getting myself inspired!
I haven’t experienced being in the zone either. I haven’t experienced writing as if there’s no more tomorrow like most real writers have. They get on fire whenever there's a blank white page in front of them.
Aside from the quantity of my writing, I’m just an average writer in terms of quality. My vocabulary is not that wide and I usually don’t get to express my ideas in very interesting ways. I’m direct to the point.
After two years of trying, I finally realized that writing is not my passion. But, that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop blogging.
My passion is creating. The process of writing may not excite me, but whenever I see a new blog post ready to be published, I get so high.
Whenever I think of new products, new books, new free guides, new manifestos, and new campaigns I can create or launch, I get so excited and pumped up.
Blogging allows me to at least create something on a daily basis and live out my passion.
I don’t know where this will lead to. I’m not even sure whether or not this will become my career. I don't know whether or not I will still be blogging when the year ends. All I know is I love blogging because I love creating and delivering something. Blogging allows me to live my life with fire, aliveness, and excitement. And now, that’s all that matters.
Have you found your passion? You don’t really get to choose your passion. You discover it by trying things out. And I only discovered that I love creating by trying writing out. My shot at writing didn't go to waste.