Find Your People, Fuel Your Passion

I am a writer. I just published my first novel in June. I have always been a writer: writing stories, poems, and blog posts. Filling diaries, school-work margins, and prayer journals. My dream was to become a published author. I’ve written children’s stories, poems, magazine articles, and then, finally, my book.

My friends and family cheered me on and poured their love and encouragements on the strange little writer bird in their midst. They accepted me for my strange writerly quirks, like hiding in the “cave” for days to hit a deadline, talking about characters like they were real people, and feeling storylines to the point of tears and yelling at books and screens.

But recently, my husband and I attended my first author and writer conference, Penned Con, in St. Louis. We gathered with and garnered from a group of amazing authors whose hearts and souls were so close to my own. The sweet fellowship we shared changed me fundamentally. There is something indescribable about sharing time and place with people who share your passion.

There is something indescribable about sharing time and place with people who share your passion.

These authors share the same aspirations, understand the same needs, take the same risks, feel the same fears and joys… quite simply, they “get” me. And it was a beautiful thing.

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Find your people

Find your people. Find the people that can make you feel belonging. Find the ones with the same shaped hearts as your own. They love what you love. They fear what you fear. They make you belong.

Fuel your passion. When you find your soulmates, they will feed the fire that keeps you burning. It will silence that nagging question, “Is this what I’m supposed to be doing?” It will ground you with purpose.

Forward your purpose. Being among the people who were created likeminded will get you moving. You will drive to be better, sprint to the finish line, and keep reaching for your dreams. These friendships will be the motivation to keep going.

What are you passionate about? A craft? A sport? A charity? A calling? Find the people that get as excited as you do when the topic is brought up. It’s a special blessing from God.

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What? You, too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis

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3 Comments

  1. BEautiful! Love the Lewis quote :)

  2. AWESOME! So proud of you. Great advice.

  3. Katy Fulkerson says:

    Love this and totally agree! I love being around other actors and it always encourages and inspires me!

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