The last few minutes I’ve had my coffee in hand, settled into my usual morning place at my favourite coffee shop and once again I am facing down a blank page. Sometimes I don’t know what to write. Do I write what I am feeling and what is going on in my life, or do I try to muse about some deeper things that others might be thinking about? Or perhaps do a little bit of both, or just do none of it and simply continue staring at a blank page.

That’s just it. Staring at a blank page is no longer an option in my daily routine. Something has to be written because the writing is far more important than the content or worth of the words. 

I am not sure when my life became a Seinfeld episode but I am glad it has. I am glad because each and every day presents its share of opportunities. I said opportunities and not misadventures because I don’t believe we are presented with misadventures. I think we do lose and fail at our task but we were born to win. We were born to make a little meaning in our lives and in the lives of others.

It’s hard to know sometimes wether the work you’re doing matters. It’s hard to know sometimes if the work you’re doing is getting anyone anywhere, but that is never a reason to quit the work. It is not our place to judge the worth of our work. It is our job to create and do our best to get better. That is all.

What’s so amazing about the reawakening I’ve had over the last few years is that I’ve met so many wonderful people and feel so alive and happy with where things are in my life. Don’t get me wrong, there are many aspects of my life I want to improve. Things I want to make better, but I am content and satisfied that I am making a great life for myself and those around me.

So I hope you stare down your blank page as well. Whatever that is. No matter how you feel or how many things you think you have to do. Take a deep breath. Take a little moment, and get after it again. 

It’s worth getting after. It is always worth it, it’s just that we sometimes forget.


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