motivation // #hopewriterlife


day 8 // motivation ✨

I used to find myself motivated by the fact that *someday* I’d be a writer. But in the last few years, as I’ve started taking my writing more seriously, I’ve realized my notion of becoming a writer *someday* isn’t truly motivating.

Because the fact is: I AM a writer.

In recognizing that ‘am’ statement, I feel more rooted in the present, which is so much more motivating in terms of sitting down to write now instead of putting it off until later or someday.

But being a writer is hard, & there are lots of days I don’t believe in myself.

So writer me, back on that epiphany day, decided to leave love notes to myself so I would remember.

There’s this little sign on my desk.
I have another one on my bookshelf.
And yet another one on my desk in my classroom.
All places I write hold that little reminder of who I am created to be.

And it has made all the difference.

This post originated on Instagram as part of the Hope Writer’s #hopewriterlife challenge round 2, but I’m sharing it here are part of my Notes from a Writer’s Desk series.