What’s Your Thing?

I’ve been thinking recently about what my ‘thing’ is. You know how some people have something that brings them so much joy and gives them a purpose in life, whether it be running, sports, photography, sky-diving, etc? Well, that’s their thing and they own it fantastically and uniquely, in a way that only they can.

I have friends who are brilliant bakers, hardcore runners, fitness fanatics, or just plain talented and creative when it comes to all things crafts. I look at them, I feel proud and I think ‘go for it, you are so owning your thing!’ (*snaps fingers*).

But part of me also thinks, ‘what’s my thing? What am I really good at?’ I’m 31 this month – yikes! – I really should have a thing by now. For me, I see a thing as a passion that brings you joy, comfort, peace… whatever positive energy you want it to bring. But your thing is also how you express yourself. It’s your story that you can share with others. You can talk passionately about your thing for hours and if anyone ever needs advice on something related, people can say ‘go and talk to her about that, that’s totally her thing.’ THAT, for me, is what your thing is all about!

I guess writing has always been the closest I’ve got to a thing. I’ve always loved writing. My beloved Granddad taught me to read and write before I even started school, and I spent much of my younger childhood penning little stories on pieces of A4 paper before sticking them together with cellotape to create my own low-budget books.

Nowadays though, I feel like I doubt myself too much when it comes to my writing to really be able to own it and make it my thing. I question myself constantly and, as a result, my little blog gets questioned. There are so many fantastic writers out there, why should my personal stories be worth sharing with the world? Am I putting myself ‘out there’ too much with some of my posts about life and emotions? Am I not putting myself out there enough?

Although I doubt myself daily, I push myself to continue on writing about life, experiences, emotions and that constant quest for positivity because maybe, just maybe, if I stick with it, it could really become my thing. Despite the anxiety I often feel about putting myself out there on my blog, I also feel joy when I’m proud of a post I’ve created. I’d love to feel like my writing inspires others, but I equally realise I have a lot of effort to put into my writing, and my blog, in order to do so, so I’ve got a long way to go before I feel like I can really call writing my thing.

So, what’s your thing? Do you feel like you have one, or are you still searching for one? Do you feel like you can only have one thing in life, or can you juggle a few?

I’d love to hear from you!

 

Mama-andmore

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8 Comments

  1. morganprincecom June 2, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Oh hun I hear ya! My thing is writing too, I think. I’m much the same but I think as long as you keep writing from the heart and offer advice, or even just a different perspective, then you’re totally rocking ‘your thing’. I come back every day and write, it’s what makes me happy. If writing makes you happy then do it hun. Self-doubt is just an evil demon who needs to be banished!

    I can see, just from reading this one post, that writing IS your thing. Own it hun, be proud of it and put yourself out there. All you need is a little confidence. xx

    • jenieveve June 2, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you SO much for your lovely comment! And I’m pleased to meet a fellow writer and blogger! I agree, writing from the heart is definitely the best way to own your thing, even if it is a little nervewracking to hit publish and bare your soul from time to time! Thanks again for stopping by :) xx

  2. Sara (@mumturnedmom) June 2, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    I think writing is definitely your thing, and I have loved all the posts I have read on your blog so far. Writing honestly and authentically is definitely the way to go, although it can also be the scariest… But, most importantly, if you love doing it, then do it! #allaboutyou

    • jenieveve June 3, 2015 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks, Sara! Right back at you, I’ve really enjoyed finding your blog through the #AllAboutYou linky and hope to join in with your The Prompt linky soon, it’s a great idea! :) x

  3. Cheryl TimeToCraft (@CherylInTheUK) June 4, 2015 / 10:38 am

    I love reading and hearing about other people’s passions. Even the ones I don’t share. My family are forever having to move me on at events when I start to listen and talk to other people. To me, it sounds like your passion is your writing. The very fact that you put so much work and yourself into it, shows that it is your passion. I bet all the runners, bakers, crafters that you cite, have all had doubts, all put masses of time and effort into their passion. Just like you (and me).

    Popped over via #brillblogposts

    • jenieveve June 4, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Hearing about other people’s passions is really inspiring. I also love hearing or reading about other people’s passions, it’s wonderful to see someone so dedicated and absorbed by something they love doing. Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl :-)

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