“Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow! I am excited
to follow yours as well and maybe contribute some inspirational piece
in the future. Inspiring others is truly why I love to write and also
why I am a yoga teacher and personal trainer. Nothing satisfies the
soul as much as helping others learn to realize their own potential.”
I found this on my “About the Writer” page, and it made me stop cold.
I write because I can’t stop.
I used to be able to ‘not write’ back when I thought only writers could write, and they were haloed beings divinely ordained to become writers. Once that went out the window, I found I enjoyed writing, saw no reason to stop, and over the last few years have become addicted to it (every once in a while, I don’t enjoy it, especially when I’m doing the 15th draft or so).
I wonder sometimes whether people would read what I wrote, but inspiring them? Not so sure.
Do you ever write with the express mission of inspiring your readers?