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Give up What You Really Love Doing to Start Earning

Since I started working, it felt like I had to give up what I love doing to start earning.

It's been a while. It has been a month now since I stayed in my bed with a good cup of hot choco and my laptop. If it weren’t because of the rain, I wouldn’t get this opportunity to arrange my thoughts into words. Not that I’m glad or thankful that a storm hit the metro but because I got this chance. 
 
I’ve been used to my daily routine of writing articles and whatnots or curling up in my bed with a good book. But since I started working, it felt like I had to give up what I love doing to start earning. And it felt wrong, I felt like I’m trying to deceive myself. I felt like I lost a part of me. You may think it’s pretty exaggerated and hilarious to believe but trust me, it really felt like it. Especially when your job is far from what you wanted to pursue. 
Give up What You Really Love Doing to Start Earning
Photo: (C) bibsandbaubles.com. Is it a good idea to give up what you love to do and start something else?
 
How does it feel to write? It’s common knowledge that it gives us an ability to express. It gives us the freedom to put into words the things we cannot say. But for me, it’s more than that. I may not be a good writer but I developed a sense of affection for writing. I can be anyone when I write. It offers me an assessment of myself.. “How do I feel now?” “What’s bothering me?” “How do I react with the things happening around me?” “How can I share my own perspective?” 
 
It challenges me.. “What’s the next topic should I write now?” “How creative can I construct my thoughts and ideas?” “How can everyone relate to what I’m writing?” “How can I produce my own unique piece?” I can write about just anything and no one will care. And I won’t care if they liked it or not, just happy that I was able to produce another piece. 
 
Another thing that writing shares with you is making you “The Creator,” build your own world, add your characters, create a situation or just create your own story. Writing doesn’t mean you have to be really good at it; you just need to love it. Start with the most random thought, continue adding or just narrating every thought you have and voila! You have your own piece. 
 
The first time I tried writing, I was too scared to start because I don’t trust myself enough that I might commit too many errors or it would just turn out really horrible. But believing in yourself is the first requirement. You just need to have the guts. And everything will follow.
 
Write until you build your own world. Continue writing until you know how to get in touch more with your thoughts. Write and trust me, you’ll know yourself more. 
 
I won't give up writing.

by Ellaine Santos
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