Last week I wrote a short post about writing your own narrative, but today I am musing about reclaiming your own narrative. Often, society tells us how we should think and feel. I know it is good to study about a variety of subjects, but I also believe sometimes the best knowledge will be acquired on your own. The way I progressed in school was by reading and thinking on my own without prompting, and when I really wanted to learn something, it was because I pushed myself to do so. Often I would become excited about a certain new subject, but if I shared my enthusiasm with others, sometimes they would want to smother it a bit. This might not have been intentional, but it has made me realize over the years if I truly enjoy something, I will not tell just anyone.
I think one place to share what you really enjoy learning more about and doing is on a blog. Facebook is probably not the best place for it, and how many people actually click through and read my posts here? Part of reclaiming my narrative is just wanting to focus on the positive stuff in life. I really believe if we put good intentions and energy into things we will get better results. For instance, if you just told yourself negative things all day, how would this impact your outlook? So yes I want to focus on the positive. Now I am getting back into focusing on my own form of veganism and finding happiness in nature, art, and fashion. I also enjoy reading books that capture my interest at the moment and relish the concept of being alone with my own thoughts a bit more.
I have been talking with a close friend a lot, but it is different than when you interact with some people on social media. A few actually want you to be happy and pursue what you enjoy, but it seems like sometimes all that is talked about is what is trending. I am kind of tired of that, at the moment. Maybe someday I will have more interest in it again, but I just do not see that happening. I like this new direction for me, and it is a bit quieter as well.