Hey guys! Welcome back. To all my blogger and writer pals out there, you guys will especially be able to relate to this post. It’s about my journey from avid reader, to writer, to so much more. I hope you enjoy this! Please let me know if you do.
I started reading as a little girl to help me disconnect from reality and take my mind off of the horrible things I was going through. I wanted to be in a different world or at least in a different place. Reading allowed me the escape I needed. I really believe that God gave me books to save my life. He gave me just enough to push through and keep going.
As I got older and read more I fell in love with writing. I knew I was a naturally good writer with so much to say. So I started writing on my own and reading what other people wrote in hopes that they would inspire me. It worked. I started writing more and more until one day I decided to start writing for the internet. Anyone can do, but for me it was so much more.
I don’t see myself as a writer so much anymore. I am more like a storyteller than anything. I take what I know and what I love and write things. Fiction, nonfiction, poems, articles, journals, papers, and so much more. I fell in love with writing and the way it allowed me to express myself and be open when I couldn’t form the words with my mouth. I use this ability to tell stories of myself and others who struggle with finding the right words in conversation.
Writing is messy sometimes. It’s difficult. Sometimes you just can’t think of anything to say. But there is also a beauty in the freedom of it all that reminds you that you can do anything. You can write about anything. There are no real standards out there. Just be you and you can become a storyteller as well. Tell your story and let people be inspired by you.
I never thought I would make it this far. I thought it would fail through and I would struggle. I’ve had a few setbacks, but I’m still here. I still wake up everyday. I still get to write things like this because you guys are still reading them. So thank you. Thank you for allowing me to do this and fulfill one of my dreams. I am so lucky.