I can’t tell you how many times I show up to a blank document and find myself already wishing for a final draft to magically appear. This is one of my biggest mental blocks when it comes to writing and my creative life. Just the sight of a blank page, and I am instantly in panic over the foreseeable rough draft: the run-on sentences, the bad grammar, the unformed thesis and my tendency to overuse the word “that”.Read More
Writing isn’t about inspiration, it’s about faithfulness. Yes, that first inspirational spark, that calling that draws you to your keyboard on a regular basis, is relevant but it’s not what keeps you writing. I have a sticky note on my computer that reminds me “Writing is a job, so treat it like one”. It may not be one that pays (yet) but our callings are worthy of pursuit and require our faithfulness.Read More
It’s been one full month since I have been out of school for the summer. I rushed into summer with a load of expectations:
Have a garage sale, check!
Workout more, check!
Build in time for writing…kind-of check!
Publish two blogs a month…uh…
Create a new Summer Memory Plan…memory, what?!
As I am sitting here trying to figure out what to write for my readers, I am simply just writing to myself and asking, “How can I continue to show up for this when I feel like I have nothing to show for?”.Read More
This last week I experienced what I like to call “Email PTSD”. Now I don’t want to diminish the real affects of PTSD but many of us have the same experiences just on a smaller scale. Last week was my first week as my church’s administrator. They just hired me and I was so excited to start. It has been a dream of mine to be a paid leader in a church and now God has created a role that fits me perfectly! Then I received my first email…Read More