What is Your “WHY”?

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Why do you get up each morning?

To go to work at a thankless job? I work in non-profit, and although fulfilling, is a struggle.

To take care of your kids? I won’t even go there.

To simply get from one day to the next? Really?

So, what is your “Why”?

I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately. Between revamping my blog, writing fiction, and my day job I’ve been wondering what keeps me going.

Most of the time I believe passion is the key but in that, I seem to be burning myself out. At some level I am tired, bone deep tired.

But, I keep going. Here I am banging away at the keys, attempting to make sense of the jumbled thoughts in my head. I am planning my next novel to write during NaNoWriMo. And, I am still working on a business plan.

Why?

All I want to do most nights is to lose myself in some random show I’ve found on Netflix. I don’t want to think, feel or respond to anyone or anything with a glass of fuzzy memory at my side. Sleeping until noon sounds fabulous (there is a two-year-old who would destroy my house if I did that so why isn’t involved in this one).

Yet, I keep going.

Answering the “Why” seems to be the most difficult part, but I’ll try.

I love to write. I love to talk about writing although I struggle with talking about books. Apparently, I am not as well read as I think I am. I love to walk beside people as they work through their challenges and can grow in ways I had no idea they could. Cheering them on is wonderful

I love stories. I love to talk to people and hear their stories. I always want to find out what happens next and why did that person act that why, which is probably why I write.

Part of my “why” is I have unfulfilled dreams. Probably most people do but do they work toward them?

Some of the why is that I am ambitious. I want something more out of life although I’m still working on exactly what that is.

Some of the why is that I must. I have no words for this part of the why I continue to do what I do, only that I must.

Discovering your “Why” is probably one of the most important things you can do. Have you thought about it? Have you answered your “Why”?