Hey there! Welcome and thanks for joining me! I’ve been a little quiet with my blog postings in recent months-for a few reasons.
When I last wrote I was right in the middle of my 10 Days til Mother’s Day series and if you followed it or even read a little you know it got pretty heavy. In fact, a little TOO heavy and I needed a break in its final days.
When I thought I was ready to share some of my other writing I discovered I had lost ALL of my new blog post! Out of all of the files on my flash drive that one was corrupted!
Now even if I’m not posting or publishing my writing often-I AM ALWAYS WRITING. I had blog posts for months just waiting for the right time to edit and/or release to the world and BAM-they were all gone. I was devastated.
In the midst of this I had been brainstorming and narrowing ideas for my first book. You ever have soooo many ideas and just didn’t know where to start so you throw it all out there and search for direction and inspiration? Yea, that was me.
Through this writing chaos I was having what I can only describe a crisis (I’m an Aries and tend to be a bit over dramatic so we’ll call it a crisis). Didn’t know where to pick up, how to start over, or if I even wanted to anymore. As a matter of fact I wanted to stop writing this post, but something kept pushing me.
Now during my self created crisis I went through many phases. I was scared, discouraged, and ready to give up. I thought my ideas were grand, then they were stupid, then grand again, then unachievable, then too high. I was driving myself crazy. I thought losing all of my not published posts was a sign to just stop!
Then I was reminded, through many different things and people (Thanks God) that there is purpose in every trial. To get to my higher purpose and calling I had to go through a storm. Losing most of my writing helped me to dig deeper and develop even more ideas. It pushed me to read more, research more, which in turn will continue to shape my writing.
Life has a funny way of teaching you lessons. At the time it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. When people tell you to just stay positive it can be annoying and seems hopeless. But I’ve been through enough in life to know that everything has a reason, a purpose. Everything we lose isn’t always a loss, its God’s way of pushing us out of our comfort zones.
What I first saw as a crisis and means to give up turned out to be a blessing on my journey of becoming not only a better writer, but a better person.
*Funny Note: As I came back to edit this post I recovered my old blog post on my laptop. God truly has a sense of humor*