Everyone wishes they will do something profound in life. Whether that is lots of money, jobs, or other types of accomplishment. They want what they do to be noticed. People want to be paid attention to. Although there comes a cost when seeking attention and acceptance; judgement. When people put themselves out there for the world to see they sometimes get the notoriety they are looking for, but they are also getting all the criticism and judgement that comes along with it.
Even writing a basic blog there are critics. They say things about how you write; the grammar, spelling, the words you use or things you could have said instead. They talk about what you should have done in a story you tell or how you shouldn’t have done that thing at all. Life is full of people waiting to tear you down.
There are also people in life though waiting and wanting to build you up. People who will encourage your dreams, your passions. They encourage you to go after that scary yet desirable thing you want to do so badly in life you could almost taste it. Someone to offer you a kind word in the face of negativity, give you a helping hand when you need it. There is good in this world.
Do I want people to read what I write? Yes. Do I want people to connect to things I say? Of course. Do I want my name to be known? Sometimes. Sometimes I want the attention but most of the time I just want to have someone say, “I am right there with you”, or to just tell me they like what I have to say. I want validation. I want to be heard, to be understood. I’m human, I want those things too. Sometimes my writing is to vent, but other times its just my way of being able to get myself out into the world. Having little kids makes it hard to always be out and about doing things, so this is my way of making myself a community to connect with.
No matter what you do in life there will always be someone out there to have a say about it good or bad. Don’t let the critics stop you from what you want to do in life, be like Nike, “Just Do It”.