I write about what I want to be.
You might read some of my stuff and think that I speak out of experience – and for the most part, I write about things that I have seen and experience. More often then not, I’m a writing about what I want to be. I’ll write about having identity all developed, but I know that I am in identity development myself. I can write about the process. I can write about what the end product should be. I can write about what I want to be, but I understand that I am not there. Doesn’t mean that I can’t write about it.
What it does for me is that it allows me to articulate this thing that I want to be. What it does for me is it provides me some accountability for what I want to be. What it does is that it gives me a picture of where I want to be – because I know where I am. Writing about where I want to be gives me perspective of where I am.
I know it’s a such a simple idea, but keep in mind that when you read about process and development – the people writing about that stuff aren’t always there themselves.