Meet Octavia Butler, the woman who literarily wrote her life story into existence
I'm hoping this story would inspire you to dare to dream and believe in your ability to achieve your dreams.
Popular American author Octavia E. Butler did just that by writing in her journal years in advance how she wanted her life to be like. She was very specific, and everything she wrote came to pass.
Born in 1947, Butler kept journals of her dreams. The following is one of such entries which she wrote in 1988, recently discovered between the covers of a notebook in the Huntington Library, archived among many of the other texts she kept throughout her career.
By including phrases like “I will find the way to do this. So be it! See to it!” tells me she was determined to achieve her goals no matter what, she believed she could, and she did.
Needless to say, she authored several novels including, Mind of My Mind, Clay’s Ark, and the widely recognized, Kindred, she went on to receive a spot among the best-seller lists and be a renowned novelist with awards and accolades including becoming the first science- fiction writer to receive a grant from the MacArthur foundation, a Lifetime Achievement award, and induction into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. And these affirmations proved to be the catalyst she needed.
Today let her story inspire you to dream and dream big!