Why Write??

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Unbroken – I can! I can! I can!
Ever wake up one day and you just knew at the very core of everything you’ve ever believed, that today would be the day that your life was going to change?

I do. Remember this. Remember this right now. All of it. Because this is the day. This is the day! This is the day everything begins!

18 July 2013 was like any other day, extraordinary in its ordinariness. Yet, after today, everything would be different. Today was the day my destiny would start to show her face. My journey begins, from Chicago to San Francisco, where every moment is like tomorrow waiting to happen, the greatest adventure of all. So I write because all adventures no matter how ordinary or extraordinary should be lived. They should be remembered. Cos the ordinary oft times could be quite extraordinary…

If I could pinpoint a single, prevailing theme in my life and in my writing, Garth Stein’s quote in The Art of Racing in the Rain captures it beautifully.

That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.

I’ve always said, am I someone who has things happen to him, or do I make things happen? How does the way that I look at the situations of my life, dictate my perspective on life itself? I can say wholeheartedly that I am the creator of my destiny, and everything that has happened – the good and the bad – has happened because I had a hand in it, in many cases more than a hand, but the driving force.

To live every day as if it had been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life, as Eve felt the joy of life. To separate oneself from the burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day. To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am. That is something to aspire to.

I didn’t die in those moments I thought I may have, or should have all those years ago, cos I believe something great is my destiny. 12/22/08 proved to me that my purpose on this planet had not yet been accomplished. I was meant to do great things, either for myself or for someone else, or maybe even both.

Secret of My SucCecil: This is the day! This is the day where everything begins!

Go Adventure. Go Travel. Go Live.

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ALWAYS BE EPIC


9 thoughts on “Why Write??

  1. Hi Cecil — love your blog. Hmm, you know how when you’re overwhelmed it can be hard to know what to say (at the time)? OK I’ll own that and say that’s how I feel sometimes; then I get a little embarassed and shy and run away from the emotions. Or sometimes later I think of all the great things that I could have said. 🙂 Anyway I can often relate to your musings and enjoy your openness. Thanks for writing.

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    1. Hi Cheryl!
      Thank you for the note!
      I know what you mean. Hindsight truly is 20/20.
      I like to think I learn from saying the things I said, and how I said it.
      Or from the things I did not say, and how I could have said it.
      Maybe we’re just learning all the time 🙂
      Thank you for reading.
      Cecil

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