My little life or my big life? Is there such a thing as either one of those? And what about “my best life?” Is that a thing, either? And if they are a “thing,” do any of us live any of these all of the time?
Sometimes I feel as if I’m living a little life and chastise myself. Tell myself I should live my big life all the time. Is that realistic?
I hear so much about dreams, about being all that one can be, how one deserves to live a certain way. Then I think of refugees, and Syria, and India, and anywhere else in the world where existence is “day to day life.” They have no time to indulge in whether or not they are living a little, big or best or worst life.
I haven’t lived a very harsh physical life (and I am grateful for that) and so it’s difficult at times relating to someone else’s. But that doesn’t mean I’m not aware. In my big life, I try hard to do what’s possible to help those that I can.
Because I think we all live a mixture, I think being aware of what kind of life we live in a given moment is important. I think it can help us be empathetic and caring about other’s lives.
In my writing I try to incorporate life experiences, little, big, best and worst. I try to entertain, but also hope that when a reader finishes one of my stories, they feel the time spent with that story added to their best life. If it does, then I’ve succeeded in living my big life.
The IWSG question of the month is: Who's perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (Antagonist)?
I like writing from the protagonist's POV, though I have done the villain's a few times. I like to be in the hero's head, not the villains, because if the villain is really mean or brutal, they scare the you-know-what out of me, so don't go there often. I have enough issues watching scary movies!
The amazing and wonderful co-hosts this month for the IWSG are:
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Also, here is a shout out to all of those participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019!!! It is their 10th anniversary so hop over and check out all the fun in April!