The focus of this blog has primarily been that for the freelancer. However, the concepts I talk about can really be applied to most anyone. If you work a nine to five, you are also confined to a monotonous four wall structure and that can lead to a similar slump or depression as working alone from home. Sure, you have co-workers all around you, but if you are actually doing your job then the chances are that you don’t really talk to them much. Today I’m going to talk about how we can spread the idea of getting out and enjoying the world with everyone we come across in hopes that it will catch on like herpes at a frat house. Okay, that probably wasn’t the best analogy, but I’m keeping it because it’s funny.
In today’s world we are more connected than ever. Social media and the Internet make it impossibly easy to share our thoughts, ideas, and unfortunately our hate with thousands at the click of a button. Now, a lot of what is shared online are memes of beans or jokes about our best friends creeping into our exes inboxes after a break-up. You know who you are. Every once in a while through the admittedly hilarious one off jokes there are posts of inspiration, hope, and that of which can help others get up and move like this. Shameless promotion for my own blog.
I’m no guru. I don’t have all the answers. I am simply documenting life as I live it while going through my own escape from the clutches of the darkness. I share this with you to serve, I hope, as a message that you are not alone. This is what the internet can do for us between the mess of one sided news and senseless violence and hate. We can share our stories. We can share our lives and maybe, just maybe, someone will connect and it will help them. Maybe that means only one person, but that is one more person than yourself that can journey with your through the dark.
Find those beacons of hope. Find those fires off in the distance that burn for the future. Light them yourself even. Share these blogs or share your own. I will end this with the story about how my book came to be. I was going through a tough time having lost a relationship with someone I deeply loved. As a writer I turned to the page for therapy. I wrote poems. I wrote everything in my heart and put it on the page to get it out. A friend of mine read them and she told me I should share them. I was admittedly nervous because this was my heart. To bare that with the world would be the death of me. She wore me down and I started an Instagram account for them. Almost instantly people started responding and telling me how my poems were helping them. They told me how they look forward to them every day. This shocked me. My pain wasn’t just my own. Others felt it too and sharing mine was helping others. Long story short, I compiled them into a book and the love spread. It seems now that every few days I get someone telling me how they feel a connection to my words. It may be scary at first, but sharing your pain and darkness helps not only you, but others around you and abroad. Spread the love.