Writing is therapeutic.
At least it is when I’m in the zone.
Sometimes words come easily and fall on the page as if it was always meant to be.
But then there are times it’s like pulling teeth.
Just because someone has writer’s block does not make them less of a writer.
It only means that when the moment arises their gifting will flow and it will be real.
After all, that is where it comes from. Your heart.
For without passion or desire there cannot be famous authors that take us away to another world.
You probably can think of a novel or two where this happened.
It is so addicting to pick up a good book and read it until it’s finished.
Novels like that that can capture you with such intensity that you can’t put it down, is a good one.
There are some authors that have influenced my love for writing.
One is an old-time author, and maybe you heard of her.
Grace Livingston Hill.
I’d go to the library and check out as many as I could.
I read almost all of the 100-plus books she wrote.
And I own two of the first books she had written in hardback.
What an honor to have read the beautiful, descriptive writings that brought tears, laughter, anger, and all the emotions that emerged from flipping through the pages of her books.
And this is what has given me insight as a writer, how to harness emotion and create stories that capture the reader and make them want to come back.
Even if it hurts. Cause some stories are painful to read.
Have you read those?
But you have to finish reading to find out what happens.
I love books like that.
Well, I have a novel that has been brewing in my heart for some time.
It’s a historic novel that takes place during the Victorian era.
Not only do I love living vintage but writing historic stories is satisfying.
Here is a link to ideas on how to live vintage.
Combining my love for vintage things and writing stories from the bygone days of yesteryear, is so me.
A little insight into what I’ve experienced.
Recently, I went through a period where I almost lost myself.
I was trying to be like other bloggers. And changing things to hopefully be just as good.
But by doing so, I lost vision of who I am.
Have you ever done that?
Try to be like someone else?
Funny thing is, I already knew it wasn’t working. But I gave it a try.
I had to go through that because it led me back to my roots.
I’ve been telling you all, my amazing subscribers, how amazing you are!
That who you are is enough!
And here I am battling fears of not being good enough! Isn’t that funny?
But it’s come full circle.
Maybe it was my Aunt who passed away recently, that told me to write that novel, and it put fire in my bones.
Or maybe it’s because I finally came to the end of myself and gave up.
I know in giving up trying to be what I’m not has been a good thing.
So, you all, I’m back!
My passions and desires for the old and vintage way of living, the love of writing, and the joy of turning my home into our sanctuary.
You notice I said “our” sanctuary.
My husband is the biggest fan of that idea!
It is with great joy, that I write these words to you.
Because at the end of the day, if my writing stirs the heart of my readers, then I know I’ve accomplished my goal.
After all, it is who I write for. It’s you. And all of the amazing women who have yet to find me.
I write, because I know that’s who I am.
And if you have a passion you’ve been holding back cause you think you can’t do it, it never leaves and it always comes to the surface.
Then from experience, I say go!
Be your authentic self.
Not everyone will like what you have to say but that isn’t what matters.
Someone needs your gifting. Someone needs to be touched by whatever you have to offer.
This is a time to fight against the norm and against what is expected.
No one else has exactly what you have.
And no one can do it as you can.
People are hungry for the real.
They want to be encouraged right where they are at. And sometimes right where we are at isn’t pretty.
But knowing that even in that place of ugliness and hardship, there is a glimpse of light, it overshadows it.
We were not meant to travel this world alone.
We need each other.
This world looks ugly, with all that’s going on.
Let’s be real. It is scary.
But there is something else going on that is bigger than ourselves. And I will share those thoughts soon.
We don’t have to focus on that ugliness.
For beauty is within us.
We can try and create that beauty in our homes.
In how we love and be loved by those around us.
It is a focus I try to keep my eyes on.
This world will pass away. And someday we all will meet our Maker.
But until then, I want to make the best of what I have today.
And writing, creating a beautiful home, and doing a DIY here and there helps my heart be joyful and uplift others around me.
That is my goal.
I hope this little blog post reaches you with anticipation for what’s to come.
You are so important to me. I need you, too.
So together, let’s push towards a better way.
A beautiful way.
And make our little world we have.
Which is our home, be the best it can be.
With that, I say, keep following along.
I have so much more to share.
I will be offering my book for sale soon. I am so excited about that!
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Want some inspiration for your porch? Here is a post sharing my summer porch makeover, here.
Have a blessed week.
Until next time…
Bye for now!