*Brainspirations is a series Jason created while going through treatment. We thought it would be best to share here, and we hope it helps.
Hope this finds who needs to see it! ❤️
From a young age, around six, storytelling beckoned me. Inspired by Syd Hoff and Shel Silverstein, I dreamed of becoming an author and illustrator. Their books were my escape, my friends, changing my life without them ever knowing.
But there's a hitch - my grammar SUCKS! For the grammar police among you, I know my posts can be a cringe-fest. Sorry not sorry.
Being the “weird” kid in class, sitting still was a challenge, learning felt hard, and honestly, grammar seemed like a foreign language. Yet, sharing stories felt right, and my imagination soared. That was my groove.
So why did I wait 39 years to actually write something?
I won’t point fingers at frustrated teachers or those who labeled me a “dreamer” instead of offering encouragement. That’s on me.
I let fear of judgement steer my course, prioritizing others’ opinions over my lifelong dream. Have you let fear dictate your actions too?
Then fear took on a new face.
With only $130 to my name and a foreclosure looming, desperation drove me to declare myself an author. I went all out, shared my ideas, and stopped worrying about what others thought. I embraced being a creator.
Fast forward, and I've authored numerous books. Turns out, editors don’t mind bad grammar.
And you, do you have a story brewing within? Maybe it’s time to start penning it down.
Don’t wait for a life-shattering event like a surprise brain tumor to jolt you into chasing your dreams. Start with small steps, they can lead to big results.
As I gear up to write new chapters, this brain saga has shifted my perspective, fueling my desire to inspire others.
Life can change in a flash, make every moment count!
Much love and thank you for the continued good vibes!