Life is a journey. Full of ups and downs. Some journeys through dark places and then some light places. As always, this blog is about my life, whether anyone but me reads it or not.
Today, today I am a writer.
I have surrendered to this. It has chased me nearly my entire life. Hounded me, pestered me, haunted me.
I have a book on Amazon now.
I do freelance writing for clients now. Regularly.
And I curl up and try to share what is inside my head in my own works.
It is scary. Who really wants to lay their soul bare and let it be scrutinized? But there is beauty there. There is also ugliness. There is also lessons learned, or to be learned. Joys to share fears to uncover and release their power.
I want to encourage anyone out there to go for your dreams. I spent so many years with my soul tied up in a wasteland because I was scared. I settled for jobs that ate my soul. They may have helped to pay the bills, but they ate me alive. Inside, there was so much wanting to come out and it was shriveling up and dying.
Look in your soul. What brings you joy? What is your passion? What are your values?
These are the things you need to cultivate. Don't shut your soul away any longer. You can do it. If you don't strive for it, you will wither away from who you truly were created by God to be.
Balance yourself. You can do it. God does not want you to go through life without being who He really designed you to be. Not that prosperity is involved, this is not prosperity gospel stuff. But God has given you gifts, your own gifts. Your own bents. He created YOU, with all your unique qualities, to be YOU. He only made one of you. He made you on purpose. Yes, there are basic responsibilities we all have, basic bills and what not. You have to find a balance. But you have to pursue who God has created you to be.
I don't know if the steps I have taken recently were out of desperation or a giant leap of faith. But I sure took a leap. I'm going to lay it on the line. This is a journey, a part of my journey. I' very certain that there are many bumps in the journey. I am certain that it will not be without challenges, and right now, the challenges can seem insurmountable. But, but this time, I am throwing all I have into it. I have dreamt of this place in life. My homestead, my computer, pens and paper and pouring my soul and imagination out. It has pursued me for so long.
Please, step up to who you are created to be. Look at what God has created within you, you are a beloved child, you are a unique and wonderful creation. Embrace that. Search it out. Be you. There is only one you, and you are needed. Just as you are.