I have always loved writing. Even as a child, I kept journals and made a few sad attempts at stories, which were pretty awful (but to me, they were the most wonderful stories in the world). In college, an English professor further ‘opened’ my world to the power of the written word. I learned that writing had a purpose—to explore one’s own thoughts and beliefs. Writing is synonymous with discovery. You learn about yourself—the deepest subject there is—harder even than calculus! Whew!
Writing can be torturous as you start on the path to true discovery! But don’t give up! Persevere! Writing is also the vehicle which can bring you the most JOY. When you write and write and write…and then have one of those “Ah Ha!” moments where clear vision unfolds and you truly SEE who you really are, all the time and effort and head banging you went through to get there is totally worth it!
Since I discovered the power of words in unlocking the mystery of ME, I have loved writing even more. When I write, I am truly free—free to explore, free to make mistakes, free to theorize, preach or fictionalize (You can’t do that orally without people looking at you funny—not that I have experience acting like a blubbering idiot in front of others…um, at least that I’m going to tell you about anyway).
So write! Set some ‘sacred’ time aside each day (even if it’s only 5 minutes) to jot down some of your thoughts, questions, frustrations, blessings, funny things your kids said, or something dumb you said that made you feel like an idiot. Why did it make you feel like an idiot? Answer your own questions; delve deeper into what you really feel underneath all the layers you’ve built up around yourself to project a cool and acceptable persona to the world. You’ll be glad you did!
I know I am! Happy Writing!