Friday, February 7, 2014

I Didn't Know I Was A Writer (a five minute friday)


My Five Minute Friday on: Write

I have always liked writing — organizing thoughts and expressing them on the page.

But I never dreamed I'd become a blogger.

I started this endeavor after years of writing silence, when life was hard and confusing and words would have torn me apart.

There were babies and exhaustion pulling on me until I had little left.

Then words began seeping their way, passed the tired and used up. Words that spoke of Love and Truth and relationship. And I felt myself open up to them, like a bud to the coaxing warmth of the sun.

It was in this space that I found writing again. Felt the power of words and how writing them down cleansed and freed.

I didn't know I was a writer then.

But the more I wrote, the more confident I became. The more risky and open and vulnerable I was willing to be.

And if felt good to be honest.

And scary.

I don't regret the voice I have found here, writing for me, for you, for Him.

Or the cathartic act that helps me process and connect with others who read my words and feel encouraged or understood or less alone in the struggle.

I have always liked writing, but I never knew how much I needed it.




Linking today with Lisa-Jo
Five Minute Friday

14 comments:

hooahsgirl said...

Such beautiful words. They could be my own. Thank you for sharing :)

Shannon-theVintateHousewife said...

I loved your words today! Honesty and transparency are a beautiful thing :) Joining you from Lisa Jo's place today.

dayebydaye said...

This echoes my story in so many ways, Christy. What a gift writing has become! Thank you for expressing it so beautifully!

blestbutstrest said...

I'm glad writing found you and you found writing :). It's nice to see you here as well as on the Not Marked launch team--I love your graphics. Cheering you on as you continue to write bravely!

Karrilee Aggett said...

Oh Amen! We Writers - we NEED to write! Even if just for ourselves... it's how we process and digest and revive!

So glad you Write, my friend! So glad you have found your voice!

Mimi said...

Visiting from {in}courage writers. I love your line "Felt the power of words and how writing them down cleansed and freed." So true!

Jennifer Peterson said...

Oh yes and I am blessed and glad you write and love to write. So encouraged by your words.

Erika @ Overflow said...

Yes! It is so crazy how much we can *need* to write! Loved your post today!

(Visited from the incourage writers)

Patty said...

I so relate! I knew I was a writer, but I never knew how much blogging would bring from Him and to others! So glad to read what YOU write again.

Amy Tilson said...

Catharsis - one of my favorite words - is so much a part of it for me. It's not always about hurt, but can be confusion, anger, excitement. Whatever. Sometimes I just need to get it out!

BARBIE said...

I never knew I was a writer either before I started blogging. This has been such a beautiful journey. I love your writing. Keep going!

Gay Idle/Captive Heart said...

I love to talk but my thoughts go deeper when I put word to paper. The writing process seems to dig deep into the depths of who we truly are…and are meant to be! Love this post!
blessings,
Gay Idle @ CaptiveHeart

Danielle said...

Thanks for writing this. Words can truly be healing.

NJ @ A Cookie Before Dinner said...

"I have always liked writing, but I never knew how much I needed it."

Amen to this! I feel the same way. Even if I didn't blog, I would still need to find a way to get all of my thoughts out on paper and pen. I use writing to process so much of my world!

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