Charlie Fink, forgive me this issurreal — ‘Bambi in Africa’ was literally my favourite movie as a child and I watch it now with my kids with the same joy. Thanks for gifting us those moments.
Greatly enjoying the irony of writing a piece about the serendipitous fortune that comes from writing and this happens.
You hit the nail on the head. Writing invigorates you. It challenges you to think critically about your own thoughts in a way that talking never could. Committing words to paper/screen forces you to consider exactly what it is you are trying to say while building a path of discovery towards explaining what you mean. And writing does help you become part of something bigger. I’ve lost count of the times a tweet, an article or something else I have created has led to a meaningful connection with someone new. Your writing gives something people can relate to. It immediately makes you more approachable by highlighting any commonalities you share. Finding topics is hard. Typically I get inspiration from the world around me. A tweet, something on the new, a titbit from a friend. It’s about seeing the potential interest in everything around you and being brave enough to share the things you love. Funny thing about planting tree’s online — they exist forever and you never know when someone will happen across it and reach out to you!