Writing has been an incredible journey for me these past few years. It’s something that I can’t quite describe and put down into words, but it has allowed me personally to experience the new in a different light, and also find out who I really am and who I can be just by pouring my heart out onto paper. I feel that finding out people’s stories is something that I’m passionate about because finding out is like obtaining a key to unlocking something. Something like potential in either myself or others.
I have been writing for a long time and really pushed myself to the best that I can in this field I would say. I’ve put myself out there, and taken chances by entering countless writing competitions, with a few that I did win. To be honest, I think my perseverance is something to take a note of. For the longest time ever, I would be trying so hard to make sure my submissions would be the best and it would break my heart to read the ” Better luck next year,” part of the thank you for applying letter. But I understand that if I just wait until the bitter part of the candy is over, and wait until I get to the inside, there’s so many more greater things waiting for me. That’s the thing about writing, I know I can bring myself to give in that 110% because even if I don’t seem to win at the end of the day, I’ve gained so much already because at the end writing isn’t a race, it’s a journey.
I hope to really demonstrate the power of words and how much they can impact our world. It is often said that the action speaks louder than the word, but I think that words matter. I do believe actions matter, but words do too. And the context in which words are used can really be used as a catalyst in changing the world!
And that’s the key in itself. There is so much untapped potential in this world, and I feel that so many people have helped me find my way and become who I am, that I really need to give back. And keep that spark going and going.
So whatever it is that helps you unlock your own potential, whether it be expressing yourself through the arts, or sciences, or sports, or just being you, then go do it to the best of your abilities and pass that key forward!