I'm not the best writer. I make a lot of mistakes but I do not let them stop me from enjoying what I love to do, which is actually expressing my feelings in word. My loves, my hates, my successes, my failures and my everything about life. I do not live in the perfectionist realm so I worry less about mistakes and approval, although I do try to do my best.
Some people read my writing and feel that I'm trying to give out advice because I write a lot about life. To me life is a never ending adventure that fascinates me continuosly. I could write forever on life subjects. My poems do come over as advice but the only person I be trying to advise is me. If it helps someone else then I feel good. My writing simply represents my style of inking.
I love controversal topics, way out point of views interest me, even though I may not agree or like them.
Most people follow the same patterns. They eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Work during the week days, off during the weekends. They get angry when they can't get their way. They smile and laugh when something is funny. They feel good when everything is going great and bad when it isn't. Most of my life things have never really went that well. I've always had to chisel a little joy from stone. If I waited to enjoy when things were going well, I never would have any fun in life.
My joy comes from being able to handle my messed up complicated life like it's a walk in the park, thus in the door comes my writing. I try to handle it the same way. When people attack me and my word, I understand that they may not be on the same wave length with me, they're not supposed to be. I understand that they my not like my words and expressions or my writing. I gave up on expectations years ago. I don't expect anything positive from anyone, not even my loved ones. Thus I suffer very little disappointments.
I use to expect certain things from my loved ones. I tried to be a good son, so I expected my mother to return the love and respect. I tried to be a good sibling to my brothers and sisters, I expected the same from them. I tried to be a good friend to my friends and I expected them to return the favor. All through life I was let down and disappointed by almost everyone. What I found out is that most people are selfish takers. They want you to constantly give while they contantly take. This made me angry inside.
When I lowered my expections, life became a lot better. Now I live a more comfortable life knowing that people aren't going to live up to my expectations. Even though writing can be a complicated process, I expect nothing from it or my peers. I enjoy it better this way. I'm not looking for a passing grade from anyone other than myself. Then again I don't even expect anything from myelf either, other than having fun not worrying about nothing. At age 55 and getting older I'm more concerned with fun and relaxation.