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H is for Happiness

This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z challenge–blogging every day in the month of April (except Sundays!) with each letter of the alphabet.

The biggest source of my happiness in life is, of course, my writing. Nothing else makes me feel the way writing does. When I’m writing I feel relaxed, I feel engaged and creative, I feel both calm and exhilarated at the same time. When I’m writing, I feel like I’m doing what I should be doing. I feel like I’ve tapped into some inner energy that flows through me and all is right with the world–yes, even when the story is giving me trouble.

I’ve always been certain I was ‘meant’ to write. When people talk about having callings I believe them, because writing is my calling. I started when I was young and it instantly clicked for me. I was fortunate I never had to go looking for a purpose in life, it came to me. I stand in awe of that, and I think it’s a spiritual thing, and no one can tell me otherwise.

Being called to the page is a special gift for me and it brings me joy. Many times over the years I became disheartened, despondent, and a few times even foolishly proclaimed I was giving it up, only to have it come creeping back up on me. I’ve done this far too long to give it up. It’s a part of me now, as essential as any of my internal organs or my name or the color of my eyes. I’ve railed at the Universe before, trying to turn my back on that purpose when it got too hard, but the Universe knows who I am and it gently brings me back to where I should be. Writing is my happiness.

How about you? What is your happiness, your calling? How long have you known?

Megan Morgan View All

Urban fantasy and paranormal romance author.

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  1. My mother wrote, so it was a natural that my siblings and I turned to writing as well. I feel like a compulsive writer, so this A to Z challenge makes me happy. Finding new readers for what I write, just adds to the pleasure.

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  2. I share your sentiments. I feel the same way about writing, always have. I could relate to everything in your post.

    My other calling is helping animals and the environment. I’m not doing everything I’d like to do yet, but I certainly use my voice and what little money I have.

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  3. Forgetting all the obvious answers like my wife, children, and now grandchild, my happiness comes from entertaining others. I do love writing but for me it’s a tool to reach that end.

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  4. I too love writing, but I’m a latecomer to the party. I’ve always ‘lived in my head’ but it’s only in the last year or so that I’ve felt compelled to get it down on paper or screen, and put it out there for other people to see. And for me that truly is the scariest thing of all as I rarely tell anyone how I feel, in real life.

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