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In the search for meaning
As I attempt to write this piece, a question continues to echo inside my head: why am I writing this? I think that asking why is on itself the reason behind my lack of expansion. You see, I always try to find the meaning behind an action, as if by understanding the meaning behind any specific action will make the process of getting said action done any easier. I know that it is not just me that gets stuck in finding the meaning of things, or the lack of meaning, and I’ve learned that having a mind that is always looking for meaning makes things less meaningful. It’s kind of having a know-it-all attitude towards existence, and there’s no fun in that. Also, I believe that constantly asking myself “what’s the meaning of this” stagnates my creativity.
So, why do I want to write a Substack?
I want to tell stories, to help me tell MY story, to help others tell THEIR stories where you and I can live vicariously. I am a strong believer that every story is worth telling, with the right angle in mind that is, and I am a sucker for love stories and acts of courage - courage being something that I usually lack when it comes to sharing my creative endeavors - that is exactly what Done by Leo is all about, the hero’s journey and in this particular case, my journey.
Now, what can you look forward to in this newsletter?
A little bit of photography/video since that’s my bread-and-butter, maybe a touch of creative philosophy that might stir some shit up in your mind, definitely food because I love bread and butter.
To be honest, I am not sure what kind of shape this newsletter will take, but what I do know, what my guts are shouting at me, is that I need to start this today, here and now. It has to be today because I am DONE being too afraid of sharing my work, DONE with the excuses that keep misusing my creativity and wasting it in self doubt, and I’m sure DONE searching for the meaning behind my thoughts, it is as pointless as looking for the meaning of life without living it.
This is Done by Leo (Leh-Oh), where I tell you about things that I’m done with by talking about the things I’m getting done. A creative exercise of sort, something to entertain and help anyone that might be feeling a sense of untapped potential within them.
And with that, here it is, my first piece of writing publicly shared with the internet.
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