So, you don’t have to have a niche to write happy…

So, I have decided that I am going to write happy. For me that means I am going to write what I want, despite the likes or comments or accolades. I know that if I write about something to do with clean eating or fitness, that I will get many hits because it is a popular topic.

But I no longer am writing for acknowledgement or popularity. I have been seeking validation from people for way too long in many areas of my life and I have lost interest in doing that. Of course I want people to find what I have to say useful or worth reading. At the same time, I just want to write for me and not think so much about what will happen after I hit Publish.

I feel that there is a kind of freedom found in not caring so freaking much about every single thing that I do. I worry about how good of a parent I am, and about how my body looks and what people think of me.

Even though I have a spicy and strong spirit about me, I am still ridiculousy concerned (at times) with how people view me. Not in a neurotic sense, but in the way that someone who is sure of how she views the world and is not swayed by people’s outlook on life, should not be bothered.

I am writing at almost 1 am knowing I have a million other things to do, I am watching a show that I kind of hate, but kinda love (I’m clearly not the demographic) but that is inspirational at the same time. It is about Sophia Amoruso, the girl who created the whole Girlboss brand.

It shows how doing it your way, is really the only way. I won’t live wild and carefree like she does, because first off I am not in my early 20’s. But what I will do is live and create on my own terms. She did, and it worked, famously. The show is worth a watch if you feel like you need a kick in the butt to get going!

Will I ever be a “Boss”? Maybe not, but I am going to keep punching away at the laptop or typewriter that my Boo gave me until I have nothing else to say. That will probably be like 100 years, so there will be plenty of reading material for you guys, whether you like it all is another matter.

But, that’s okay, we all have our opinions and likes/dislikes. It is our fabu differences that make the world go ’round. The thing is, I just won’t let myself be defined by other’s perceptions. I have a little tip- You shouldn’t either!!

~simply

Dee

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8 thoughts on “So, you don’t have to have a niche to write happy…

  1. Absolutely agree with this, I firmly believe writing for yourself first is the most important thing when it comes to being creative–you can definitely see the difference between someone who is writing from their heart and one who is writing in pursuit of something else. Sometimes I have to stop myself from paying too much attention to those ‘likes’, it can be disheartening to put your all into a post and then wonder why it doesn’t seem to resonate as much as a previous one did, but we should be able to look back at all of our work and be proud of what we’ve created and accomplished, whether or not we’re getting validation through likes, views, or shares! šŸ™‚ Also, I’ve had Girlboss sitting on my queue for awhile and haven’t watched it yet since I knew it had been canceled, but I’m definitely curious to dive into it now!

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