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Why I Love to Write Motivational/ Inspirational Posts

I feel that every person alive is on their own journey, and none of us know exactly where we are going or why. Like any epic journey, we face trials and tribulations, and sometimes the most difficult thing is to keep moving forwards. During the times when we are stuck in emotional quick sand or life plants a mountain the size of Everest in front of us, we could all use a little encouragement, inspiration,motivation and support. I know there are times when I need it, and I’m sure that there are times that my readers need it as well. This is why I love to write motivational and inspirational posts.

I have had times where I have felt that I was caught in a rut. Sometimes it was writers block, sometimes it was a complicated or even toxic relationship, or just life in general… and there has always been something that had inspired me to move out of it (not that it is ever easy to claw your way out of a rut). Sometimes the words of a loved one, a stranger, or even words that were never directly meant for me have given me the strength and courage to keep moving in the hardest or darkest of times.

As beings, we all have something to give. We all have the power to inspire, encourage and motivate. You don’t have to be a writer to do this; you could speak powerful words, create artwork, or simply inspire through your own actions.  When we do this, it is really not only for ourselves, but it is for those who we may not know need it.

Think about it, when we think about inspirational people, those who have inspired us are usually ordinary people who have done the extraordinary. Think of maybe a parent, friend or sibling who has inspired you in some way. Or even Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr.,Chief Dan George, and Maya Angelou were all ordinary people who made the decision to make change in the world, despite odds or opposition, they weren’t willing to give up.

“Ordinary” is what makes inspiration so absolutely beautiful and powerful. It means that we each have the power to do something extraordinary, whether that means inspiring the world or just one person. Even as I write this, right now, I hope that this encourages someone to use their gift to motivate or inspire someone else. Because really… why not?

Introduction to my beautiful city – San Diego

I love my city, it has just about everything anyone could ever want in a city. Architecture, culture, nature, vibrancy… you name it and we have it. San Diego is also known as “the Birthplace of California,” it is a multifaceted city of many appearances. San Diego is an important naval base, a very significant natural harbor, a topmost tourist attraction and resort region. San Diego is also a well-known technology, aerospace, and aviation production community. San Diego’s proximity to Mexico gives us an international and multicultural flavor, which can be seen in the different neighborhoods around our beautiful city. Our downtown area has been revitalized adding to the energetic and exciting character of the city. San Diego has mild climate that entices many new residents and industries to come be part of our city each year, a local joke that we have is; no matter the season it is always 70 degrees (winter, what winter?).

Created in 1769, San Diego remained a small town until the 1940’s when the population began to grow, we now have more than 1.2 million residents and are California’s second largest city. As our city keeps this growing we have had increased focus on the vigilant protection of San Diego’s history in addition to focusing on art, culture, nature, and recreation.

If you are a beer connoisseur you really need to pack your bags and come to my city, seriously. We are one of the top cities in the country for having excellent beer. Nearly every bar carries a decent selection of craft and local brews including Coronado,Stone, and Karl Straus. Somehow, my city knows its IPA better than anyone, and our beer culture is demonstrated in our world famous beer festivals! In September San Diego hosts The Festival of Beer, and money raised at this festival gets donated to cancer-fighting causes.In June we have the International Beer Festival… if you want to know more about it you’ll just have to come one year.

Not to brag, (have I already been bragging?) but we have the most amazing beaches known to mankind.  On a beautiful sunny day, what do you do in San Diego… go to the beach. We seriously have beaches for everyone, each beach is totally different in appearance and culture, and so you can find your own beach… or go to them all! And for the students who are attending our three large universities and many more community colleges, why not have a study session on the beach? San Diego also has incredible nature reserves such as Torrey Pines. Like I said, this place has everything anyone could ever want.

And another part of the area is Encinitas, which I also like and have great friends there who have a local company that helps people clear out their junk.

There is so much more that I love about my city, but I really shouldn’t be giving away all the goods. In my opinion San Diego is one place that should be on your list of places to travel! It’s genuinely worth it.

Why you are Unique (and that is pretty awesome)

Do you ever feel like you’re an outlier? That no matter how much you try you don’t quite fit in? I know I have felt that many times, that I wasn’t like everybody else. I couldn’t quite figure out why, that is, until I got older. I have come to realize that the reason I don’t feel like everybody else is because I am unlike everybody else… and now that I think about it, it’s pretty awesome.

Have you ever heard that no two snowflake is exactly alike? Well its true, each snowflake up-close is distinct and beautiful in its own way. People, like snowflakes, are each unique and distinct and have attributes that only they possess (and that means you too).

The universe doesn’t produce copies, and you may be thinking “yeah right, tell that to my identical twin”, but if you really think about it there so many differences between even identical twins…   everything and everyone has something different and special about them.

Seriously, every person’s fingerprints, DNA, perspectives, physical capabilities, talents, and personalities are different. It can be kind of hard to believe, especially when it feels like society is trying to make us into cardboard cutouts of each other, but really that is only superficial. Even if we try to conform or fit in, even if we try to maintain the status quo… it’s pretty impossible… because we would be defying nature.

Because we have this beautiful gift of uniqueness, we have the ability to express it in a way that no one else can. Because we are unique we can have creative thoughts and innovations that no-one else has thought, thoughts and ideas that only belong to us.

This means that you should embrace who you are, and embrace your uniqueness. Do something that no one else can do, make a difference that no one else can, be yourself… because seriously, why try to be like someone else?

Think your own thoughts and speak your own truth… because in doing so you are doing something pretty special. Take the road less travelled, the road that is perfect for you. By doing so you are being you.

I leave you with a beautiful classic poem by the brilliant Robert Frost that has inspired my writing today.

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;


Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim

Because it was grassy and wanted wear,

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,


And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way

I doubted if I should ever come back.


I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference

Welcome to my Blog – Linda

Hello world, let me introduce myself. My name is Linda, and I’m so excited to be able to share my new blog with you. Isn’t this an amazing age we live in where it takes a couple of clicks for us to be in contact all over the world? Deciding to create this blog has been a really wonderful process, as a professional writer in San Diego obviously I love to write, but it’s also nice to have more control over my subject matter. That’s what this is all about!

This blog is about an array of things, including my personal journey, my work as a writer, my beautiful and exciting city, maybe some travel,and aspects of wellness and mindfulness. I mean,this blog is pretty much about me, but don’t worry, I mean this in a seriously good way. I hope that my blog inspires you – to be who you want to be, do what you want to do, and see the places you want to see (I can tell you about all the good places in San Diego).

As a professional writer I have had people ask me, “Why would you write on your own time as a hobby?” the answer is simple… because I want to. I have the philosophy that you only live once, so you had better not have any regrets. I know that if I never created this blog I would regret it, and the fact that I am able to welcome you to my blog right now is so absolutely exciting for me.

As a writer who also loves to read I find these mediums both provide a sort of catharsis, I mean, life can have its ups and downs and by sharing stories and experiences we are able to understand situations better, and even find a new way to deal with different situations. This is the power of language.

So, all that’s left is for me to officially welcome you to my blog, and to tell you just how absolutely thrilled I am that you have decided to join me on my journey.