It has been over a year and a half since the last time I’ve written for this blog. There have been many times over the year that I wanted to start this up again, but found it difficult to find the words that I wanted to say.
In a way, I’ve missed taking the time to let my words flow freely from the pen down to the paper just to see where they would take me. To see the where the words would lead my character on a journey, or perhaps, the words just might lead me to discovering something about myself that needed to be processed.
It’s a part of me that has been neglected and therefore, created my struggle to begin writing again. In order to try and reawaken this passion for stories, I need to open that creative outlet again with the knowing risk that people might not read what I have to say. Even the risk of writing something that people might not agree with me.
It’s a risk that I desperately need to take. If I’m not telling my story then who am I? A woman who’s just living day by day caring for her family?
I want to be the woman that my children sees that she was able to live fully alive because she was not afraid to tell her story. I want them to see that mommy knew who she was and didn’t let circumstances stop her from dreaming. As a crazy Dutch man that I got into a wrestling match with once told me, “Dreams bring forth life.” (Thanks Herman Hann!)
So here we are, coming to the end of this blog post. In efforts to challenge myself to continue this effort in producing written work, I want to try and achieve at least two blog updates each month. I need your help to keep me accountable to this goal. Will you, my reader help me with this goal?
It feels good to be back in the game. It took only ten different drafts to finally produce this one!