Monday, January 19, 2015

Writing your own story

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

-Bast, in The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

If you could write your own story--your own life, what would it be like?

What would happen tomorrow?

What would happen this year? Next?

What would you be like 10 years from now?

These are good questions to ponder, because they might tell us something about ourselves. They might help clear through some of the confusion we accumulate in our minds every day about who we are and what we want out of life.

But more than that, I think Bast may be right. We do write our own lives.

Each day, a new chapter.

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