I read a number of post on this weird little universe called WordPress. I find that I am drawn more to personal stories rather than rants about wrongs that aren’t righted, or slights that need to be addressed. I like to read post from people who recognize issues, maybe issues they are dealing with or issues that affect a larger community or the world. Rather than vent about it, they share positive insight and personal perspective that I can understand and relate too. What I am looking for, after they have acknowledged the issue, is how they propose to move the story forward. It could be their story, it could be our story, but I want to read their take, their position on solving or addressing the issue or issues at hand.
Solutions are not always available. Sometimes things are what they are, attitudes are what they are, opinions are what they are, but those positions should never be a story stopper. Reading a post that is basically a “Nobody likes me, Everybody hates me, Guess I’ll just go outside and eat a bunch of worms…….” tirade is a buzz kill. But damn, there sure seems to be a lot of you out there.
One of my favorite bloggers to read is Gina Marie. She writes personally, from the heart, about topics and issues that for some of us, would be road blocks to our happiness and ends to our stories. In her blog Gina shares her thoughts, she shares the obstacles she is dealing with and how she plans to move her story forward beyond the hurdles she is facing. She is a wonderful writer and I bet a better person.
Here’s my point, we all, at times, give-up too quickly on our stories. A little adversity, strong winds and dark clouds, or a slight from a friend and we look like turtles retreating back into our shells. Tell your story, live your life not the life of the cool kids, or the neighbor in designer threads and a new Lexus, live your story. It really is the only story worth telling and living.