Compelled to Write…

For years now, I have had this aching feeling, this burning compulsion to write. I want to make a difference. I want to help people. I want others to thrive.

However, and I assume this is not uncommon, I fear I have nothing to write about or, at least, nothing anyone will find interesting. So, here I find myself at 9 pm on a school night, kids in bed, husband at work, facing my doubts. I am discovering WordPress for the first time wondering if I’ll have the courage to publish what I write.

Ah, and then there’s the question: what exactly do I write that can help, that can make a difference? Let’s see, I could go on with my in-depth knowledge of hiring and firing and motivating people, I could amuse or terrify you with stories illustrating my parenting “skills,” or maybe I could just start by writing what I’ve learned.

This is what I decided… to provide insight into some key lessons I’ve learned in life. Because these key lessons have molded me, my outlook on life and circumstances, and ultimately have created in me a drive to not only survive, but THRIVE.

I love that word! Don’t you? Thrive.

Merriam-Webster defines “Thrive” as:

“1: to grow vigorously : flourish
2: to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
3: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances —often used with on, as in ‘thrives on conflict’ ”

Pause for a moment and think about that…

“To grow vigorously…to progress toward or realize a goal despite…circumstances…” That’s it! Not making excuses for why something didn’t work or why I didn’t win but rather achieving my goal (personal or professional) in spite of my circumstances.

That’s what thriving means to me and what I hope I can help even one person achieve, through writing this blog.

Until next time, my friends…

About mdesmarteau

Leader. Collaborator. Creator. Problem Solver. Encourager. Advocate. Writer. Wife. Mother. Friend.
This entry was posted in Success, Thriving. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s