I've been writing for my local newspaper and my own blog for a little while now.
I have learned to balance the needs of the community with my own. What I cannot cover, I make sure to link to independent news episodes in order to keep everyone current. Or, if I need some time off because my brain is fried or I am: a video it is!
On a personal blog, it's not that easy. I have to write something, right? Something!
I got to thinking: where are the voices of my generation? Where the hell are all the Gen Xers anyway? Did they all succumb to corporate and family life? What happened to our rebellious spirit?
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one out here. That thought led me to the epiphany: I have become the voice I've been searching for. An odd statement for sure, but a true one.
It's not an ego statement. I am doing that job here and with the Gazette. I finally found my voice.
It shouldn't be a voice for a generation; it should be voices. Where is your voice on the current state of affairs in politics, government, medicine, health, food/water/air safety? Where are you?
You don't have to be Generation X to get a blog, website, youtube channel or the like.
Just start saying something. Anything. Be the voice you have been waiting for. It feels good to make a difference in the world.
So what topic makes you verbal? Speak out. Live out loud. It's not too late to become that person your teenage self always wanted you to be. An idealist. A commentator. A rebel.
A role model.
Be the change you want to see in the world and the world will change to meet you. I've had it happen to me. Stories gravitate to me. When you are on your right path, everything falls into place.
Now to finish my fiction and nonfiction books... then we'll be getting somewhere there too!
Sick, well, or in between, you can make this world a better place. Trust me. The universe is on your side when your heart is pure and you love what you're doing.
So go out and be: A Voice for Your Generation.
Have a great and wonderful weekend!