This weekend for me has been one surely for the books with some much love and gratitude towards life.
My boyfriend (yes, finally the Universe gave me one who can handle me, thank goodness who's the most wonderful human in existence) moved out of his place where he was staying for a few weeks until he moved in with his roommates.
He told me that he would get the bags from upstairs and put it in his car that all I needed to do was "chit chat" with the family he was staying with. Chit chat is surely one of my specialties... I'll talk to anyone about anything for hours.
I was asked by the family who was really interested and intrigued to know about my book. Honestly, they were the fourth person who I've ever told my book about to. Of course the first were my parents, my editor, Daniel and now them. It was a question that I don't usually hear and one I haven't had an answer to for a while.
They asked, "what is your book about and what gave you the motivation to write it?" Along with, "what sources are you using to write your book?" For a second I was kinda flustered, no one has ever truly shown much interest and I usually just keep that I'm writing a book quiet.
As many of you know, I am writing a book. I've only started about five times and my favorite key to use is the "delete" one but FINALLY (praise Jesus himself) I have something I'm happy with writing and can see others reading, learning and enjoying.
Most of you know it's a motivational book, My "Prologue" is in my post history (check it out if you're curious) but it covers everything a teen to young adult goes through. Love and relationships to friends and family, money, education and career to finally life in general. It's a quick overview of how to do life when life in those aspects get hard and we don't know what to do or who to turn to. It's an outlet for those who have no one they can relay on.
My motivation and sources for this book is a little different, out of the box. I'm using my own personal experiences to write this book.
I know what you're thinking... maybe even saying out loud, "you're twenty-five, how do you have all these experiences about all these different things at a young age?"
Trust me, I asked myself that very same question.
I've been blessed by life to have the opportunities to combat and defeat many different obstacles so far in my life. Basically, to learn how to deal.
I know about love because I've felt it, lost and wondered why. What happened and what caused it. I was able to take a step back when the tears and anger cleared to realize what went wrong and I share those experiences. I also share what I've seen from friends (leaving the name anonymously, you wouldn't know how many legal documents that involves if I said their actual name.)
I know about friends because I've dealt with friends who have been users and abusers, who only want you for the size of your wallet and for their chance to climb the social ladder, so I talk about it. I talk about how their influence is strong and important and how peer pressure is real. Along with friends making or breaking you by the decisions they help you make indirectly.
I know about family because I've been tested with my own family. When it's been time to step up and be there for me when literally shit hit the fan but most of them backed away, judged or criticized.
I know about money because I've been tested with it. My God have I been tested, my whole family has been tested off and on for several years. Money is important but it's just a mean. There are several hundreds, no thousands, of individual who have and are having issues with money. I write about it because I know how it feels to go from having millions, a cushy lifestyle to having to seriously cutting back because everything is in question and trying to work hard again to regain it back with your own sweat and relaying on only faith and prayer to help you and your family with money in the savings account to invest it in a risky business endeavor that paid off.
I write about career, education and life because I've dealt with school, I know how it feels to be in college. How draining, self-deprecating and stressful your classes can be. How everything gets questioned... you even question yourself for questioning yourself. I know about career because that's what I'm working towards, a career and how many steps you have to take to get there.
You can't write and communicate with those facing trials and tribulations if you haven't been there yourself. If you haven't shed the tears or felt the pressure. But I have. I write what I know and how I felt and what got me through. I could give you scenario after scenario of my trails and tribulations and what got me out of it... looking only forward, never behind, only focusing on faith, trust and motivation.
I write to inspire. If I can reach the heart of one person going through something similar, I did my job.
That's why I'm writing. That's my purpose in life, to help inspire those who need or are lacking inspiration. Who feel like they have all these things coming their way and need to hear from an outside source that it's going to be okay because someone else has been there.