“Write about a time when you didn’t take action but wish you had. What would you do differently?”
I can’t answer this one, not from any self censorship perspective, but because it fundamentally contradicts the way I look at the world. There is no action from my past I would go back and do differently because I wouldn’t want to risk my life looking any different from how it does now. Are there objectively better paths I could have taken? Yes, without a doubt. But few if any actions create absolute positive ripples with no negative ones, and there would be a cost to doing so. I wouldn’t want to risk the life I now have to make a small and ultimately arbitrary change to what was.
That sounded almost sophisticated. Let me balance that out: I am so damn tired. I just want to sleep. So, I guess I’m going to sleep.
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I’m Sam, and I live to write. I spent most of the first 8 years of my adulthood trying to balance writing with a large amount of crap in my personal life, until towards the end of 2018 I threw everything out and started afresh with just my writing. I built the new me around one goal: I have to write at least 1,000 words a day. I called this goal 1K, and it changed my life. So long as I write a thousand words a day, the day is a success, and atop that I've managed over time to build the life I wanted all those years.
My greatest flaws as a writer is I still use too many adjectives, adverbs, connectives as openers, accidental passive voice and I don't force my work down people's throats enough on pain of extreme and unusual torture. My greatest strength is I know my greatest flaws and I'm working on them.
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