A New Beginning

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Photo by: Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz

There are some who say they hate writing. Writing is a discipline. Writing can be messy, and you can end up with ink silhouetting what looks like a blue or black bruise on the side of your hand. Writing takes thought. Writing can take you to unexpected places. Writing is never perfect in the first attempt. Writing well requires work. Life is just like that.

We are all writers; while we live our lives, we write.

Each person has his or her story.
I believe there is a good God who providentially has plans for our lives, but when we make our choices in our free will, when we choose whether we want to live out that plan, we have a pen in our hands. Some things we choose have serious consequences, and they are permanent–this is when we write in pen. Then, there is God’s forgiveness and second chances; this is where a divine eraser and a little more paper shows up on the scene.

Todos somos escritores, mientras vivimos, escribimos.

We often make plans; outfit plans (we iron ahead of time), dinner plans (we make reservations), outings with friends (we separate that time on our calendar), and we have a vision for how we want things to go or even how we want them to look.

It’s important we have an idea of how we want our lives to look; what we want people to see; what we want for ourselves; what we want to give to others. We should have a vision of ourselves, knowing God has our maximum potential in mind.

The semester ended, but as someone wise once said: There are no endings, only new beginnings. New beginnings are lovely. The best new beginnings are the mature, committed, focused and exciting.

A new summer is in front of us. It’s a time to grow in knowledge, experience, and also in maturity and professionalism.

It’s a time to make a mark but to also grow into the adult envisioned.

It’s okay to leave room for providence to surprise us. After all, when a writer writes, sometimes things go into an unexpected direction and unravel by themselves. It’s lovely to allow life to unfold around us as we continue on our journey.

Have a vision, expect miracles, smile at the unexpected, and don’t forget to laugh.

As the summer begins, decide to actively write your story and fulfill your passion, your destiny.

Write with flair. Write in bold. Write big. Write uniquely. Write with vision. Write, continually improving. Write with purpose. Write making magic. Write taking risks. Write without fearing realities. Don’t let anyone write for you.

In journalism school, I often heard that no one likes to write, we just like it when it’s done. I think the happiest writers are the ones who feel satisfaction as they write and see the whole process as a joy. Live with vision, enjoying every step.

As Ernest Hemingway wrote: “You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

Write the truest sentence with your life.

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