For a long time I was very afraid to show anyone my work. I thought that my writing wasn’t good enough and that I should just keep it to myself. I never wrote for anyone but myself and I didn’t care about being rich and famous. Last year I was preparing to give up writing after years and years of doing it only for the joy of doing it.Writing novels is a lot of hard work and I didn’t have time to devote to it anymore. I was going through a lot and wasn’t even inspired to write poetry anymore. This year I managed to find a way to get one of my books self published and it inspired me to write again. Every time I try to give it up, something always pulls me back into it. I couldn’t stop no matter how much I wanted to. I think a lot of middle aged people like myself get so caught up in the day to day routines that we forget who we really are and what we were designed to do. If you have an ability or a gift, you shouldn’t let fear keep that gift in a box. Open the box and let it out and share it with the world before you die because otherwise, it was all for nothing. You were the only one that saw what you can do and it wont mean anything to anyone but you. We really are our own worst enemy and if there is a lot of negativity in your life and in your mind you have to break out of it and do it soon. Don’t let marriage and the kids and work force you to give up writing if a Writer is what you truly are. Happy Labor Day all. Until next time….