I noticed today that I’m using thetag a lot these days. It’s a little odd, and maybe in the realm of fluffy, but dangit, I’m happy! I want to spread this feeling to everyone.
I actually think it’s beyond awesome that I’m writing the way I am and feeling so happy. Yes, I’m aware that if I get all chipper I may make a few people kind of ill, but so be it. Happiness is a great feeling, and one I haven’t experienced near enough of in my life. I’ve had a crappy life, but it’s all turning around now, and I’m reveling in every moment of it.
And really, what could possibly be wrong with bringing this new exuberance and joy into my work? I actually wonder if that’s why I can’t write most of the stuff on my to-write list; the ideas didn’t come from happiness, they came from looking at the wrong in the world. Sure, I’m doing everything I can to make the world a better place and make the people in it better, but there’s something to be said for changing angles.
I like that my viewpoint keeps shifting. I keep wanting to write happier things, and take the issues of the world and handle them from a place of joy and hope rather than just “this sucks, but we could do something about it”. Now it’s more like “This sucks, but here’s the good side, and I totally, truly believe that we can make it SO much better.” it may seem a subtle difference to most of you, but it’s huge when you’re feeling it from the inside.
And yes, I’m talking more about myself lately, wiggling my toes in the fields of fluff. I’m not going to worry about it. There’s nothing wrong with sharing my joy and through that giving hope and happiness to others. People don’t need to always read about the suck or serious of the world. People like reading stories that make them feel good. They like things that give them hope. Someone going from a physically, mentally and sexually abused victim with massive issues to a happy, healthy hopeful person is pretty inspirational and hope-giving, don’t you think?
So, look out for thattag. As long as I keep using it regularly, that means I’m happy and sharing it with you. I’d say that’s a good thing. [smiles]