Thoughtful Tuesday: Writing Through The Pain

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There used to be a time when I wrote because it was the only way I knew how to communicate. It was the best way to communicate. Through writing I could express my frustration and anger, getting out exactly what I wanted to say, without breaking down into an inconsolable pile of blubbering tears.

I’m sure my ex-husband used to cringe when he saw one of my letters. Through my letters I would tell him how he hurt me. Through my letters is how I would reach out to ask what could I do better. Through my letters I would apologize for my part in the mess.

For years I also maintained my own blog under my government name. I posted regularly and had a good little following.

But, all that changed.

I got busy with school, my family and my career. Writing for leisure was tossed to the side as I took up writing for educational reasons, and then eventually, as I began to suffer through the dissolution of my marriage, writing became non-existent. It’s almost as if that part of me almost died.

Now, just like some claim to work on getting their sexy back, I’m trying to get my writing back. The best way to do that is to just write. I can ponder what to write about until I’m blue in the face, but pondering will not words on a blank page make.

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So, write I shall. With a little prodding from a very good friend, and fellow writer, Ty McDonald, I’m taking the steps that will lead me to healing and lead me back to a love I’ve had since I was a child – writing.

I will leave you with a post from one of the best, Jessica Strawser, in her guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog – 5 Ways to Keep Writing When Life Intervenes.

New Year, New Goals

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You can’t deny that a new year brings about a time of reflection and decision making. For me, the last two years have been eye opening and a time of growth. While I lived life I got away from some of the things that bring me joy – the creation of a good tale, and just plain being creative. I’ve come to the conclusion that I have already found the things in life that make me happy, I now have to live my life chasing after those things. For the last five years I’ve functioned in the corporate world, but life moves so fast when you’re away from the house 10 hours out of every day doing something that makes someone else happy and successful.

I’ve decided to take back the creativeness within me and live life to the fullest. For me, that means chasing after the things that make me happy and content. One of those things is storytelling. I knew when I was 13 that I wanted to be a storyteller. Why, oh why, did I not continue with that dream? Maybe I needed to experience life a little more in order to be able to tell a good tale. Whatever the reason, I’ve decided now is as good a time as any to draw upon the things that I’ve learned in the last 20 years. Now is the time to enjoy life! Happy New Year!