The other day I was contemplating how to write the stories of my life and how to convey them in such a way that is actually of interest. I mean everyone has life stories and everyone has their own unique experiences, so why would anyone want to read mine?
However, as I listened to a podcast on Insights at the Edge with Tami Simon interviewing Bonnie Badenoch (wrote about this podcast earlier) on how our recovery from trauma comes from having a sense of community and that we can overcome when we do not feel alone or allow ourselves to wallow in our own darkness and sense of despair.
I think that is what my purpose is in this life. A few days ago I wrote a post on what I really dream about and it is to write – to share my story so that others do not feel alone as I did growing up or even now. It is not a matter of wanting to feel special or unique, instead it is a matter of being recognized for the experience that is my own and the overcoming of the traumas despite living with them on my own.
While we can say that no man is an island and no person can take sole responsibility for achieving what they have achieved in life because there will have been others in his/her life that will have contributed to the circumstances that made such a person overcome, be successful or whatever the reality may be. Still, we should not take away from the individual’s strength, character and perseverance to allow the influences of others into his/her life and to move forward positively. Children from the same parents can end up completely different. We all have choices and these choices take us down our paths in life.
The other night, we watched the movie Lion. It was about a young boy who accidentally gets on an empty train carriage, falls asleep and awakes to find that he is on the move to somewhere unknown. He ends up lost, taken in as an orphan, sent for adoption in Australia and later tries to find his roots to his mother, sister and beloved brother, who dies the same night he is taken away on the train.
It was perhaps a bit dark, but I liked the realistic aspect of it because adoption is still not discussed in its deepest and darkest corners.
So, it is when I see movies like these that I wonder – isn’t my story also worth a film? 😛
Then, the answer comes, if I do not write the story and share it, then how will anyone ever have the chance of making a movie of it someday??? 😀
Thus, it is time for me to do some writing and to properly schedule in my time so that it gets done. Now that yoga is picking up and life is finding some sense of stability again, I can continue to create this space by scheduling it in! :d
Time to look at the calendar then.