As writers, we carefully craft our character’s stories. We study them and construct their current situation, their identity, their wants, and desires. Based on their flaws, their needs, and we plot their story arc. We help the protagonist overcome their struggles and move them to their story’s conclusion.
Every day we make decisions that frame and influence our future. We allow events to unfold, reacting to circumstances and forces seemingly beyond our command. If we have the power to control fictional characters, what is stopping us from deliberately constructing our own lives? I believe when we are honest with ourselves and look deeper than our superficial reactions, we discover our capacity to write our own narratives. The trick is to be self-aware. Consider your vision. We all want to a fairytale existence, but we must construct a detailed picture, structure a potential path toward our ideal, and be willing to pivot as we gain insight.
If 2020 has shown us anything, it is that no one owns a crystal ball. We can generate plans and set a course, but we don’t know what obstacles lie ahead. How we respond, and the corrections we adopt, defines our deliberate intentions to persevere and create a better life.
What steps are you taking to improve your life?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer