I reciently had an epiphinay. I am a writer. Some who know me may remember me having this epiphany years ago. Is it still an epiphany if you’ve already experienced it?
I’m not a writer because I’m good at it and can captivate a reader with my brilliant wording of profound thoughts. I don’t get paid for it. In all actuality, I haven’t written anything in a long time.
The thing is, when you realize something about yourself that requires an action, you have to DO something about it. I quit doing. Over the years I wrote less and less. I reached a point where the only thing I wrote were text messages and poorly auto-corrected Instagram posts. Sad.
The past few years are full of life that I wish I had captured in print. They have been a few of the most exciting yet most trying years I have walked on this earth – church planting, surgeries, church plant ending, dating, trying home church, moving, getting engaged, moving again, getting married, being pregnant, abruptly couch surfing, moving to a different state, having a baby and going to school.
I’ve honestly had a difficult time adjusting to my new roles, circumstances and locations. My mother told me I needed to bloom where I was transplanted but instead of thriving I feel shriveled and thirsty. I’ve lost myself somewhere along the way.
I lost myself because I abandoned who I am – a writer.
I’m ready to plunge into that first step of catharsis and creativity. I’m ready to take root and be refreshed! I’m going to start with what I know.
When God speaks to me, I’ll journal.
When I pray, I’ll make lists and cranes (I’ll explain later).
When I want to show someone love and feel connected, I’ll snail mail.
When I fight with my husband I’ll write in my gratitude journal and remember love wins.
And, when I feel inspired, I’ll blog.
This leads me to my goal for June: just write something.
Since January I have been making a different goal each month. Some I accomplished, some I temporarly failed. Some of these goals led Eric and I to de-clutter and redisign our bedroom, complete the Whole 30, and for me to focus on school, to name a few.
Now we are in June and my goal, once again, is to write. Here are the specifics:
Each day I just want to write something. Anything. A prayer, card, blog post, love letter… Anything.
I want to interact with fellow goal-setters through my writing. I will do it by setting up a blog site (check), setting up an Instagram (check), writing blogs (check), and sending snail mail.
Bring it on June!
Now I’d like to hear from you! What are some of your current goals? What are you doing to reach them?
If you would like to be entered for a chance to receive some snail mail from me leave a comment bellow. On Friday I’ll announce two lucky people who can give me their address and expect a little something special in their mailbox next week!