It’s Friday! It’s time for another link up with The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday, “a time when we just write for 5 minutes not worrying whether everything is just right.” If you would like to join in the fun CLICK HERE.
The topic today is FULL.
My heart is happy today. I am en route to my first writer’s conference. I took the long route to get here. It’s taken me nearly 20 years. I graduated with an English degree and then stopped writing. The idea of putting words down on paper scared me. What if they weren’t just right? Writing would force me to confront my imperfections and flaws. This was hard to swallow for a recovering perfectionist who had already made a lifetime of mistakes. What if I fail again?
A couple years ago, there was a part of me that felt empty and dead. There was something missing in my life. Then, I heard this song at church and I knew what I needed to do. I needed to face my fear. The moment I did, an amazing thing happened, that empty place inside me disappeared.
My writing isn’t perfect. It never will be. And that’s okay. The joy I receive from writing and putting words down outweighs all the mistakes I make.
I am full.