When I realized not to listen to what people thought I was capable of, is when I started writing. It was all up to me to decide what I could do. No longer did I want to listen to the negative voice in my head. Why couldn't I write? I didn't have an answer so, I just started writing.
I noticed a similarity in the people closest to me who have been successful in getting what they want. Boldness and tenacity. They don't seem to ask themselves if they can do something, they just do it. I guess that's the quote I should live by. Apparently Nike knows best. "Just Do It."
My closest friend, Liz has influenced me to not question myself. She has a houseful of kids, caring for two parents and still finds time to explore career options. She's opened an imports store which is now closed, but that doesn't matter, because she tried it. She's opened a dance studio, been a cheer coordinator and a pageant organizer. She'll never look back and say what if. I'm sure she never asks herself if she could do it, she just does. Sitting on the sidelines is not an option. We need to be bold to really be something.
My mother is another example of boldness and tenacity. In her failing health, she never questions how sick she is, she just assumes she'll get better. She just won't quit. She lets everyone know that she's still in control. If this is the way we live our lives, things will happen.
So we need to make it known what we want and just do it. I'll question my writing, but I'm not going to question whether I should be writing. Hopefully someday I will be published, but for now I'm satisfied to just write.