Oct 30 2014
I stopped writing several months ago. For some reason I just stopped.
It seemed that I didn’t have the time. I could not find any motivation and much worse there was no inspiration.
This blog signed off for a time and I even missed renewing its domain and hosting. Something was amiss. Something was wrong. I could not put my finger on what was stopping me to write.
I wasn’t writing to earn. i wasn’t writing for any publication who requires me to submit articles regularly. I was just writing because I wanted to write. It didn’t matter much if only a handful of people were reading my posts. As long as I was able to send out my message to at least one person, I was ok.
For a time that stopped. …
“If you are a writer, Write!” These very same words woke me up more than a decade ago. Back then I had so many things to say and share but was afraid to write. Placing my thoughts in writing was scary. Growing up I was never told by anyone that I wrote well so I believed that I didn’t have the right to write.
“If you are a writer, Write!” I took that to mean that if I thought I had something to say then I should write it down. It did not matter what others thought about my writing style as long as I had something to say, I believed that I should write it down. And so I did.
I had to believe I was a writer before I became one.
“If you are a writer, Write!” So with those words I open up my blog again, mikeochosa.com.
Thanks to my wife Betsy and one of my best friends Monet, this portal is up and running again.