I’m inspired to write again after all these years.
I rediscovered my love for writing a few months ago thanks to my friend, Jessica, who is an incredible writer and a beautiful person. I realized that ever since I started this doctoral program almost 2 years ago I haven’t taken the time to write/reflect/blog/share my thoughts and views in my world. Earlier this year I started a jar to help me get back to writing and reflecting on the good things that happen in life…
and it worked! The jar is full and it’s only been 2 months! I’ve been writing more and more every day. When I see something that inspires me or makes me laugh, I write it down. If I want to pray for someone or thank God for a blessing, I write it down. I have two mini journals that I’ve stashed in my purse and my backpack so I never have to feel like I can’t write. I’m also capturing words of wisdom from people in my life to help me get through the day or this program or life in general.
I’m working on allowing myself to be imperfect when it comes to writing. Now that I have started this doctoral program, I find myself overly critical about my writing…so much so that I never want to post what I write because sure I’m going to have something grammatically incorrect and that is not what is expected from a future doctor of philosophy, right? Well, that tape I play to myself hasn’t served me well these past few years…so I’m going to be #brave and allow myself to be perfectly imperfect. No matter what the critics (myself included) say about it!
Thank you, Jessica, for inspiring me to write again and for the daily reminder that I can Be Brave each and every day I wake up, get out of bed, and start my day.
I love this quote by Anne Rice…that I thought I would share it twice:
“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Only if you do that can you hope to make the reader feel every particle of what you, the writer, have known and feel compelled to share.” - Anne Rice