I find inspiration more and more in my daily life when I allow myself to pay attention. I received feedback from a new critique partner a few days ago. I was excited, intimidated, confused, and almost felt like giving up. That happens a lot. The mixed emotions that is the every day life of a writer.
Last night I was fortunate to see Melissa Etheridge in concert. It was the first time I saw her perform live. It was a fabulous show full of energy. There was a moment in the concert that stuck with me. She was talking to the crowd and noted that she is a six-year cancer survivor and marveled at how fast the time has gone by. She said it was because she is doing what she loves. She encouraged the audience to take some power and spend your life doing what you love. She followed that up with singing a song called Drag Me Away.
I’ve decided to take some power in my own life. Often this is a daily choice. I am going to do what I love. As the lyrics to the song read: ” I’ve never been more sure of anything : I’ve never been more sure of what I am : They’ll have to tie me up and drag me away.” This is my new theme song when doubts cloud my mind.
What is it you love? What will you not be dragged away from?