I love to write. I have as far back as I can remember. Having a blog is a bit different than just writing short stories. It is a test sometimes. Definitely challenging. I seek inspiration from many outlets. I spend a lot of time on Google and social media reading. I read poetry, news articles, memes and quotes.
Sometimes inspiration comes easy. Sometimes not so much. I do find quotes tend to inspire me more than anything. To find a quote that speaks to me and roll with it, has become a constant on my blog.
It’s funny that some of these quotes have not only inspired posts for my blog but provided me with an outlet to share some of my experiences. Some have provided much more. Healing. I’ve been on a type of awakening the last couple years.
Figuring out what I want in this life. Accepting some painful truths. Forgiving myself for my blindness. Finding my own voice in many different situations. Recognizing patterns and coming to terms with my weaknesses. I have also discovered my strengths.
I went to counseling for a short time after the end of my marriage. As helpful as it was, it didn’t provide the release that writing has. When you write about feelings and experiences, it makes you think. You find yourself pouring emotions into your writing and you are getting real with yourself. The good, the bad and the ugly.
It’s not easy to share such intimate details about my life. I do not trust people easily. But when I write, it flows. It’s been a wonderful experience for me. It’s played a big part in my healing process. It’s funny. That wasn’t even a thought when I started my blog. A happy and unexpected surprise.