When I first started this blog I was in a dark space and just needed to start writing. The journey was going to take me places that I wanted to go, but had no clue how I was going to get there. I just knew that I would. I knew that it was going to be raw, deep, ethereal, primitively strong, and absurdly positive.
Where am I now that I started this? I’m co-authoring two books and writing blogs on health & wellness for a nutraceutical company. My written voice is clearly defined in the blogs, but the books have been more of a challenge. That’s what this is really about, defining the way I want people to hopefully describe my writing. Confident in my knowledge and delivery with an ethereal feeling.
In the past I’ve attempted to have my readers believe that I know what I’m talking about by being over-academic and in turn not making much sense even when it comes to topics like ice hockey, mountain biking, and strength & conditioning. However that is not how I speak when I’m teaching. It was pointed out that I have a spiritual way of speaking and teaching when it involves topics that I’m passionate about and when the information needs to be backed up by a reference, I’ve got it readily available. This is not coming across in my writing.
I don’t want my readers to finish a piece feeling as if what they’ve just read has been pulled out of the ethers by someone spewing random tidbits of ideas that have willy-nilly popped into my brain by some figment of my imagination. On the contrary, I want my reader to trust me that I’ve put in the grunt work of researching, reading, and discussing relivant material to deliver information that is easily palitable with little traces of confusing scientific jargon that only dilute the essential messages of what I’m attempting to get across.
In the end, I want to be satisfied knowing I have done my very best to authentically positively impact the lives of those who read my work. Regardless of the topic, my intention is to inspire others to take right action in their lives.