We all have them. Conversations. They can often be dry, tasteless and predictable, but then sometimes you will meet that one person who, with out fail, you can have the BEST conversations with. It is these conversations that I live for.
Bus stops generally make for the most interesting conversation topics in my world, that or trains. There is always somebody with a fun and genuinely interesting topic ready to go at a bus stop, particularly in busy areas. Actually, it is one of my favourite parts of getting on public transport, the people I meet are always fun and interesting.
Most recently my experiences of conversations with lovely women at bus stops have been very complimentary towards myself. On Monday I met the loveliest woman who got very excited when I informed her that I wished to be a professional writer.
For me this was exactly what I needed to hear. Beginning to fear that I had no talent in the subject or writing I was having doubts as to whether I should continue to progress in it. Hearing someone else’s excitement that I was hoping to do this really gave me the confidence I needed to go out and work even harder to become the writer I’ve always wanted to be.
Whether the lady realised what she was doing is not the problem, the fact is she helped me. The words she used exactly were “Good for you! Oh that’s wonderful, fiction or non fiction?” “I wish to dabble in both” “Wow, hey I might be picking up one of your books on day” *Said whilst pointing to her bag filled with books*
Having a book in a shop is possibly the most exciting thought in my mind right now, so hearing it from somebody else’s mouth really affected me and my thoughts in a positive way. This reason alone has made me really value my kindness towards others.
The way I see it is if one woman can change my whole outlook on career options with one conversation, how many people can I help with countless conversations? You never know who you are helping with the little things you say to them, so don’t hold back. If someone wants to talk to you and they don’t terrify you with the way they present themselves then do it! Chances are you will do more good than harm.
This woman is the only reason I have continued to write on my blog and develop my notes for my novel. I wish I could see this woman again to thank her for changing my life. If you are reading this, I was the woman wearing a green dress and think you were very pleasant to talk to.