Life is full of ultimate questions: "Does God exist?"; "Do I specifically have a purpose in life?" And "How does Cara Delevingne get her eyebrows so on point?" Multiple times a day these questions wander the empty corridors of my mind, opening random doors hoping to find an answer that will suffice my curious thinking, however recently I have had one certain question constantly thrown in my face and that has been "What do you want to do in the future?"
This generation has had the pleasure of growing up in a world where amazing people like Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson are not overlooked and are celebrated for taking control of social issues such as gender equality and the basic human right of education, so compared to them how is anything I do in the future remotely significant? Gandhi once said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant but it's very important that you do it. I never truly understood this quote but now I think I do; it's all about the realisation that although something may not be significan,t it can still matter and as stupid as it sounds, this quote makes me understand what I want to do in life and that is write.
Whether you're stepping into a world of fiction full of demons and warlocks or reading a gossip magazine while you wait for your nails to dry, we use books and any other form of creativity as an escape from the real world. Nothing feels better than following someone's journey as they live their life, fall in love and overcome hardships, however that feeling of nostalgia when we think of our favourite character isn't why I want to write. Yes, giving that feeling to others would be one of the best things I feel I could possibly give but that isn't why I want to write. I want to write to inspire others, whether that's inspiring one person on what outfit they should wear that day or whether it's inspiring thousands of people how to be better at being who they are because although technology is amazing and let's us do so many things it will never be able to replace the value of words.
In the future I want to write. It's as simple as that.
From, Kendal x