This picture I took intrigued some thoughts. There is always light at the end of the tunnel && if you are not able to see the light, then maybe you are facing the situation the wrong way.
The light at the end of the tunnel I will apply to my writing journey. In a nutshell …
My love for writing began in Middle School.
(For further details Refer to my blog THE DULL PAST HAS WITHERED FOR I HAVE VIBRANTLY CAME TO BUD)
I wrote rhymes and lyrics then I started to write poetry. All related just a different way of expressing my thoughts. Words, thoughts, emotions poured out of me constantly making this writing process a daily routine. Slowly as I grew up and became consumed with school, work, etc I wrote less.
Finally college bound, I figured I would take up writing again. Poetry was my first option but then I was introduced into composing Opinion/Editorial articles. I loved it; I did Fashion & Opinion pieces. My newfound niches.
Experienced and thinking I could take this writing thing up again at my new college I was sadly rejected! My ego was shattered; my work was not good enough to be printed. I categorize myself as an Opinions writer – my writing was said to be “too personal” & that I used “too many rhetorical questions.” Not given much direction or any other help I decided to finally pick my ego back up and revise these articles. “Passion” & “LIFE through a Young Lady’s Stance” are the two that I submitted for review after it was revised. I built myself up again to only have my work DENIED once again. I was frustrated, flustered, confused, etc. My writing was rejected because it didn’t meet the requirements of the college && that is a whole other battle! … There are things printed that I view as not meeting college requirements, but hey that’s just me…
LIFE through a Young Lady`s Stance, had a good review & I was quite overjoyed that someone was able to relate to my article. Wasn’t to personal was it now?! Sandra was able to take my thoughts into consideration && even as an advice tool. It makes me feel quite amazing knowing my writing has touched someone, near or far in any shape or form.
My blog post on Passion was able to speak to my fellow blogger Diana. This was a great feeling that a complete stranger is calling my work amazing! && to top if off, she read it twice & took notes from MY BLOG! My little ‘ol blog ❤. It is the little things like this that make me want to continue what I am doing. Even if it is just one person to comment, one like, or one “read” – at least my thoughts have reached someone else & its great when they can relate to my writing in any way.
This particular blogger had over 3,000 hits on his page & took the time to come visit my blog. A blog that has just begun and is striving to barely reach 100hits per day, gets a compliment from one who is overwhelmed with bloggers. He pointed out Justin Bieber had over million+ views however I feel like – people like you & I who are able to accumulate views hold more validity that Justin Bieber. It is all because of his fame that he is able to get so many views. I rather see the work of REAL people ..
I love the comment “New View From Here” made. “I think it’s incredible that you just decided you wouldn’t be stifled and went out to “find your own voice” with your own space!” Quite frankly, his statement is actually quite accurate; I was longing to have a voice and was in search of the right space to solidify it.
Contemplative at first whether or not I should continue to write, I am sure glad that I have stumbled upon WordPress.com & have interacted with such great people within this blogosphere. We are all linked to this community in search of our own spaces to release our voices. Whether it is within an audience of 50 hits or a million hits, our voices are being heard in one shape or form.
For those who have been bashed or discouraged, there is light at the end of the tunnel!
& the light at the end of the tunnel applies to any situation, stay positive, keep moving forward and look for alternatives ..
Thanks for reading & I am appreciative of everyone who has “liked”, “commented”, or just read a blog post. Those off & on the blog community, thank you. I am very appreciative of all those who support me. To name a few – Yvette, Rachel, Jancy, Elma, Irene, Denzel, Kielce, Angie, Terrico, etc.
& Special thanks to my first REBLOG ever ! – The Collaborative Writer
The Bloggers I have mentioned! All have amazing blogs, check them out!
New View From Here