Just a Little Rant: People Don’t Understand Writers

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There is something that annoys me to no end.  And I seem to get it from every one around me.  People that claim they know me and feel like that gives them the right to tell me what to do.

I’m not talking about telling me when to put gas in my car, when to go to work, wash clothes, or feed my puppy.  I’m talking about the people that are convinced that I am not having fun in my life because I don’t get out much.  I don’t go to parties. I don’t drink. I don’t hang out with a lot of friends.  They think that just because I stay at home on a Friday night, I am just not living my life.

I have been told that I need to live a little.  I need to get out and try new things.  I need to push myself to the limits and see what I am really capable of.  What they don’t understand is that I am pushing myself. I am testing my limits, just in a different way then what they do.

I have never been the one to get out much.  It’s not because I don’t like going out, I’m just exhausted from all the stuff I am doing in my head.  I don’t need to go to a bar or drink some alcoholic beverage to have fun.  I am in my head, hanging out with people that actually know me, people that I am trying to get to know myself.

I am pushing myself this month.  I am trying to write 50,000 words in 30 days!  I am also trying to write a post every single day.  I am pushing my mind to expand and to stick to a goal. A non-writer may not see how this is as thrilling as seeing the world, but they lack imagination. I don’t need to go to the ocean, because I have a character who just went and told me all about it. I don’t need to go to a bar, because my character works at one and I know what goes on there.

I may not be living my life the way others think I should. I sit at my computer and type away. I even play a few games here and there. Some don’t see it as adventurous, but I bet I have more adventures than them.  Not to mention all the books I am reading, all the worlds I am seeing that they will never know.

Don’t tell me that I need more adventure in my life.  Don’t tell me I am not having fun in life.  The truth is, I am having a blast and I go on a new adventure every day. Just because I can’t take pictures doesn’t mean I am not living my life, it just means you don’t have enough imagination to go along with me.

NaNoWriMo Update:40,360

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