Saturday, 8 February 2014

Why Writing, Much Like Life, Is One Great Big Risk

A problem that many (if not all) writers find is choosing the right word or turn of phrase for their writing.

We can hesitate over entire chapters, umm-ing and ahh-ing as to whether they should be included and even if they 'work' at all. Or, alternatively, if our audience- whoever that be- will appreciate what we're trying to get across.

The same can be said in life. We can struggle with ourselves over choices that need to be made and can have serious problems when it comes being bold and standing by them. As people, we sometimes worry over how these decisions will make us look in the eye's of others and can find ourselves suddenly trying to please everyone.

And, as we all know, it is impossible to please everyone.

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The truth is, life- just like writing- is one great big risk. Although we would like to we have a general idea of where we're going to end up, things aren't always as simple as that and can end up changing completely.

Things can go wrong, we can make the wrong decisions or wish we did things differently. That is the beautiful complexity of life. The majority of the time, we are just crossing our fingers and hoping that things will go our way.

That we will continue receive work and be in employment.

That we will one day meet the person of our dreams.

That we will end up achieving what we strive for.

But, the thing is, none of the above are guaranteed.

We can lose our job at any time. We might never meet the person of our dreams or ever get what we hope for. It's just the risk we have to take.

Life is one great big risk so sometimes we just have to go for it. Take a risk- do something a bit different, take that chance!

We have to make the most of it- despite other people's disapproval or criticism- because if we don't it's a life that's been only been half lived and no one wants that.