Some people go through life searching for their purpose, their reason for being here on this earth. A lucky number find it, while others settle and accept that life had something better in mind for them than what they thought they wanted. Sometimes though it doesn’t matter what we want or what we decide to settle with, that reason, that purpose, remains. I had no idea when I was younger that writing would call to me the way it has in the past several years, or that I would have enough ideas to fill so many books and hundreds of articles, blogs, and academic papers. It came so easy after a while that I finally had to sit back and realize, “This is my purpose for being”.
I am a writer, and I say it proudly. Where others do, I chronicle the story of those actions. Where others speak, sing out, and give voice to life, I seek to make it last for the generations yet to come. Writing isn’t an antiquated practice, it’s an art that is very much alive and still just as capable of bridging the gap between one generation and the next. We are the ones who will tell the story of the past, of what could be, might be, and will be. Writers are the ones who will ultimately tell of the world when what has come before is truly gone. Throughout history there have always been chronicles laid down in one form or another, and as writers we continue that proud and noble tradition.
So why am I here? I’m here to write, plain and simple.