Who Do You ‘Write’ For?

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Photo of Hannah Young

By Kenton Sefcik

 “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” ― Saul Bellow

 

It’s true that I write for you, Dear Reader.  It’s true that I write to augment my career.  It’s true that I write to get my crap out.  It’s true that I write to leave a legacy behind, because words and articles and books in print are forever.  However, there is one very important reason I write:

Life is fragile.  As I get older, I hear more stories of cancer, Huntington’s, ALS, stroke, heart attack and other conditions and diseases that are taking people’s lives.  I hear about the freak accidents like slipping and hitting one’s head.  And with all of this I can’t help think about my children.

What would happen if I left them tomorrow?  What would happen if I didn’t wake up?  What happens if I acquired some incurable disease?  What would I leave them with?  What could I give them to hold onto?

I write so that my children, and the generation after them, have a blueprint to follow; an ‘idea book’ of sorts where I’ve collected my thoughts, passions and muses for them to get to know their father.  I want to set an example that clearly shows that what we’ve said all along can be done: you can have, be, and achieve anything you want.  There are just a few simple rules in doing so.

I want to show them with nothing more than hard work, effort, passion, drive and creativity, the world is theirs.  I write for them, and I bring you, Dear Reader, along for the ride.

 

Kenton Sefcik is a father, husband, Registered Acupuncturist, published author, public speaker and martial artist. You can read more of his ramblings on his website Harbour Health. You can contact him via email at harbourhealth(at)gmail.com or subscribe to his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/harbourhealth