Blog From The Heart, Write From The Heart

If there is one important lesson that I learned in 10 years of blogging is that I always have to write from the heart. Not sometimes, but always. Heartfelt or nothing.

A Dreamer chase the wishes of his Heart in complete trust that Happiness is waiting at the other side of the World.

Is it scary to tell my personal stories? Yes it is.

Am I terrified to write my thoughts and emotions? Absolutely.

I have no idea how many angry hidden Monsters are locked in my subconscious waiting to be set free for justice and retribution.

There is power in being free to take control of the narratives of one’s stories and write them in all honesty. Writing is a second chance to expose the lies and have the real truths be told. That is comfort. That is closure in one’s own words. It is an opportunity to move forward to a life that is better than before.

No one taught me Fatherhood except the one I learned from observation from my Dad. So, I took the good lessons I remembered and changed the ones I don’t want repeated. Whether my Son is just a good Kid or we’re all extremely lucky. At 16, he is already way better than me. He is the best version of me and his mom combined. He already has an eBay site where he buy and sells things. He does the packaging, inventory and bank stuff. All I have to do is mail the orders or drive him to local direct sellers. Today, I mailed 20 items. I don’t know how he does it it, but he knows I’m so proud of him and what he has accomplished on his own.

And sometimes, not even words can describe what the heart wants to say, so take as many pictures. The eyes are the window to the heart and soul. The camera simply captures what the heart and soul are seeing and feeling. Words and Images are like Music and the Orchestra. The Audience are the Readers.

Is being honest worth it? Is being vulnerable worth it? When it it comes to setting oneself free, it is. When it’s about living an authentic life, yes it is. When it’s about meaningful existence and purpose, very much so. But it’s not for everyone, not when we are not ready to take big risks and painful rejections.

What I can’t give in things, I will give generously in moments, experiences and adventures I hope he will never forget. Parenting is not about expertise but being able to give and love wholeheartedly without expectations and conditions. It’s a role we freely chose and taken responsibility. Never a burden. Never a pay me back investment when our child reach adulthood.

No one taught me how to write. I just taught myself by sharing what I see, feel and experience. It’s my way to connect, relate, find encouragement and share a commonality.

What words can’t say, I write them. What is made silent, tormenting, about to explode, I write them. What I can’t scream, I write them. What is horrific, I write them. What is insane and chaotic, I write them.

It’s easy to remember the good, happy times, but harder for bad, painful sad times. So I write them because it is just easier.

Writing from the Heart.

I’m normally impatient and impulsive. This is how I win and loose in life. This is how I experience my happiest and saddest moments. It’s just who I am. Sometimes I try to slow down when too tired or I needed to appreciate what time is giving me.

I’m also very optimistic. So I write without fear of being judge. I write with Hope. I write every time I dream.

Nothing to loose.

It’s when I lost the many riches of this World did I realize I have so much riches and treasures in my heart and dreams. What I lost in Texas, gave me the courage to pursue my dreams in California. A turning point I will never forget nor stop being thankful.

The only direction is up when we are at the bottom. The most beautiful, inspiring stories were written when one is trying to rise up, survive and start all over.

Blog for yourself. Write for yourself. We don’t have to impress anyone. We have so many platforms in Social Media that does that already. Word Press Blogging Community is our sacred place. Let’s protect and keep its integrity so we have a sanctuary to run to anytime when the Real Person World becomes unkind, oppressive, too much and profoundly sad.

I’ve grown much older, so is my Blog and how I write. I used to care of what others may think, but I realized that is another form of Societal Control and Slavery.

I used to want acceptance but life lessons taught me, what is most important is I accept myself for who I was and what I have become. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone anymore except myself.

I don’t have be smart or wise to write. I just have to be genuine and real. No more pretending because that alone is very exhausting and stressful.

Many times, we lock our own selves. May times, we created walls and limits so we may not go anywhere. Fear, insecurity, People holding us back, whatever the reasons, we decided to join everyone else instead of trying to fly somewhere we could be free.

10 years of Blogging. Without a doubt helped my Heart overcome the hardships, the loneliness, the impossibles and cruelties of this Life, of People and the World. Without a doubt, it mended the pieces of my Heart shredded so many times so I can trust, love, forgive, be happy, even live again.

Some are content looking at photographs, others want to be in the photographs.

A Dreamer has to choose, leave one’s root to grow his or her own Tree of Dreams or stay and grow the Tree of Dreams of others. Can’t have both.”

It was a Sunset we all could never forget. It was a vacation where everything and everyone was still perfect. It was paradise. No idea if it will ever be the same when we return. But it is a frozen forever in my memory and through the pictures I had taken.

How we write changes through time because the heart constantly changes too. Write like it’s an extension of our lives because in many ways it was and will be.

Thank you to all. My Journey has been better because of all of you. I appreciate everyone’s support and kindness.

About Island Traveler

Just a Man too curious where his dreams will take him.
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47 Responses to Blog From The Heart, Write From The Heart

  1. Wow ❗ 10 years of blogging. That’s a lot! Thank you for sharing your experiences. I enjoy reading your blogs and I learn a lot. You have so much wisdom. Keep doing what you do. You have a lovely family.

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  2. your blog is always so much nice and your writting are so beautiful I find a word and the sunset picture is heart touching….keep writting and stay happy

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  3. Jo says:

    Yes, it is therapeutic. I started it for that reason, to help me deal with all the changes in my life.

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  4. Jo says:

    Congratulation! Decade of blogging, that’s great achievement.
    You are right, it only makes sense when we right from the heart instead of trying to make a good impression. I am new here, just started few months ago. I have made a decision that no one of my friends will know this blog – this is the only way I can be totally truthful, and also pick very intimate subjects. They know I have a blog, but don’t know the name. And nobody had a problem with it – these people are real friends. They are familiar with most of the issues I touched here. But this page is just mine

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    • Same here. We need our sacred space where we can write pretty much everything we are not comfortable discussing among Friends and Family. Plus writing is a sort of a therapy. Keeps us grounded and appreciative of things. Thanks.

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  5. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. I started blogging a couple of years ago and have found great comfort during the isolation of covid 19. WordPress is a very supportive community. ❤

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  6. I wrote my first blog today! This was great inspo, feel free to check out my post

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  7. Natalie Cone says:

    Stumbled upon this post looking for fresh new blogs to read. I love your authenticity, and this is a decision I’ve recently come to as well, with my own blog … Blogging vulnerably, openly. And like you, it sets me free. It’s terrifying, but otherwise, I can’t quite fully breathe.

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    • Thanks Natalie. Blogging sometimes becomes that authentic real space where I can pour out all that I can’t in the real world of people whether work, family or friends. Which is weird because we should be ourselves among those that should accept us for who we are. To write without holding back is freedom and makes us be breathe better again.

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  8. Thinkerlogy says:

    Thank you, thank you very much.
    Glad I came across your post. It took me many years to be able to face my past, and put my journey into words.
    Once again, thank you for sharing your thoughts. 🙏

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    • There are many of us out there, so much heart that gave , but also been broken. Blogging is our way to create a form of closure, perhaps healing. It’s amazing to discover, so many kind and supportive people out there in the blog community. Authenticity is very important key to set ourselves free and just enjoy our lives however imperfect. To write from the heart is to survive and make sense of circumstances, pandemic, relationship and work included. Thank you.

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  9. anitaannabel says:

    Blog from the heart, write from the heart🤗
    This would definitely be my new motto 😩
    Do check out my blog

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  10. Thank you for this. I have just posted my first ever blog, and I read your story and it gave me confidence to do just that. Simply put words on the page, from the heart.

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  11. Aphie says:

    Thank you for sharing. Love writing from the heart too.

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  12. aaordona says:

    Wow, what a awesome post and definitely from the heart. Your thoughts on your son resonated with me. I’ve made lots of mistakes in my life but with my son I got that right. Thank you for your blunt honesty!!

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    • Your words resonated with me too. I did so many mistakes, lost so much, but my son is the one beautiful blessing that is everything right. I don’t even know what I did to deserve him. There is a God in the World and he loves us that much. Thanks.

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  13. Jaya Avendel says:

    Wonderfully said! I could not agree more with how what comes from the heart is from the heart and goes straight to the heart.

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  15. Wow.. 10 years !! 😳
    Very beautifully penned and expressed! 🥰
    Beautiful photos and family too.. 😍
    Thanku so much .. I learned alot sir 👍🙏

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  16. One of the reasons I enjoy reading your blog is how honest you are. It can be scary to put yourself out there, all your thoughts and feelings. But it can also be therapeutic and healing. You are staying true to yourself. And agreed, it’s also a good way to move forward. Wishing you many more years of blogging 🙂

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  17. Dear Island Traveler, first of all congratulations on your 10th year of blogging, it’s been wonderful to be your audience. You know, I have to say, there is something so very unique and authentic about your writing, it really speaks to me.

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  18. Josh Sanders says:

    A very inspirational post for me. I can do much better at writing from the heart.

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  19. Your son sounds amazingly business orientated. I’ve been doing this for years on and off. But finding the right stuff to sell is the key. 20 items in one day sound pretty amazing my friend.
    Also, I write poetry on Dave Begley poetry. I express myself that way, which is as you say, writing. 👍

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  20. Wind Kisses says:

    Thank God for you.

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  21. Ab says:

    Congrats on 10 years of blogging! That is quite the milestone.

    I am glad we found each other on the blogging universe. Your thoughtful posts and beautiful travel pictures are inspiring and soul soothing.

    You write from the heart and that is why your content touches so many people!

    And congrats on your son. Sounds like a budding entrepreneur. I have no doubt he was taught well by two loving and supportive parents!

    Happy Thursday. You’re one step closer to a much deserved break! 🙏

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  22. ourcrossings says:

    Such wonderful photos and inspiring words! 🙂 Writing is one of the best ways to connect with other people and become influential.
    The art of writing will always be timeless no matter how many people think that bite-sized content will take over — it won’t. It’s easy just to write but writing from the heart is very different. I am glad I discovered your blog! Happy 10th blogiversary, that’s such a wonderful milestone to celebrate! 🙂 Aiva

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  23. elvira797mx says:

    Congratulations! I am happy for you, thanks for share form your hearth. Appreciate your support and kindness. Amazing photos! Have a wonderful time, full of blessings.
    Elvira

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  24. Hagne says:

    A lot to learn from this post. Thank you so much!🌹

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  25. Wonderful photography and inspiring 👌🙏🌷I love the first photo the cute boy flying kite 🌷♥️😊

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