July 28, 2010

a lightbulb moment.

I love memories almost as much as I love making them. 

Yes, I'm hopelessly nostalgic, it's true--but there's just something so satisfying and so enlightening about rehashing, remembering, rewriting a shared story. 

And in a random "aha" moment this afternoon, I connected the dots and recognized that it's this wistful nostalgia of mine that makes me a writer. Because as a writer, you fashion memories out of your imagination--any sort of memory, in any sort of place, with any sort of people. 

A writer, I realized, is an unlimited memory creator.

And my lightbulb moment came in the form of a brilliant affirmation:
Yes. Yes. I am doing exactly what I am meant to do.

Not bad for a random Wednesday, right?

(Photo: mrs. french of bliss)

8 comments:

blue ♥ said... [Reply to comment]

:D I love it. Great post. Do you actually write stories? xD If so, I'd love to read some (: (:

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

I loved reading this honestly...and I think it's so true!

Claire Kiefer said... [Reply to comment]

This reminds me of an Anais Nin quote I love: "We write to taste life twice: in the moment, and in retrospection."

britni @ Antika Moda said... [Reply to comment]

It's a very admirable thing to do what you were meant to do, to do what you love. :)

Jade said... [Reply to comment]

i loved this post :) i do the exact same thing with my memories. i just change them up a bit to make them into a story. it's such a great thing, isn't it?
i wanna be an author so badly, more badly than i've ever wanted anything else, except being healthy.

~Abby~ said... [Reply to comment]

I really nostalgic as well! I always write down my memories so I won't forget them!
I am a major writer. :)
xx,
~Abby~

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said... [Reply to comment]

Hello! Just discovered your blog and I've found it so inspiring! Loved your yellow etsy round up a little further down.

Now following :) Will

Shirin said... [Reply to comment]

your optimisms is so inspiring !