Every time I sit at the computer to write, I leave pieces of me on the page. I pour my heart and soul into each article. Writing is my therapy. Writing is my bliss. Writing is my passion. Sharing stories of my life experiences can be intensely intimate… telling readers my very personal thoughts and lessons while sometimes even exposing my demons or dark side. But as I read all the supportive and encouraging comments from readers, I’m comforted and feel so incredibly safe to share my truth. THANK YOU!!
Since I was little, I’ve loved putting pen to paper. As a wee one learning to write, I would sit for hours on end practicing my letters and words on any type of paper I could find. I was in heaven. I couldn’t tell you how many times I wrote my name in a notebook, once I learned cursive writing, trying to perfect my signature. Ha!
For me, I write from the heart. I write for me. As egotistical as it may sound – and I don’t really mean for this to be the case – I enjoy my writing. Often I will read my articles over and over and over again as if I’m supposed to learn the lesson or hear the point-of-view. Reading what I’ve written brings me joy. And, I figure if the words I’ve composed on a piece of paper bring me joy, then maybe… just maybe… those same words will bring joy to another as well. Win. Win.
If an article idea hits me out of the blue… so totally random… then I know it is a topic, lesson, or thought someone else needs to hear. Perhaps it is God or His angels whispering in my ear? Whatever or whomever it is, I find when inspiration strikes I must write immediately. I’m afraid if I don’t capture the words at the precise moment they start floating through my head, then I will lose them.
There are times when I go weeks or even months without writing. This is simply because inspiration did not strike. I will not put writing to a schedule by requiring that I write every Wednesday or something of the sort. I feel if I force myself to write, then all sincerity is lost… my writing will no longer be genuine and heartfelt.
As a blogger I do walk a fine line between yes, please read my blog AND no, don’t feel obligated – but I must admit my heart swells with happiness when I look at my WordPress stats and my blog view count has increased. Each time a new person starts following Candy Coated Reality, my heart skips a beat and I say THANK YOU aloud with hope that in some way this new follower could actually hear me. Crazy, I know.
Whatever the topic, my sincerest hope is my writing helps at least one other person; One reader who experiences an Aha Moment, relives a memory that my article conjures up from the recesses of his/her mind, or perhaps realizes he/she is not alone. One day, my future children and grandchildren will read my writing and learn more about me… and my greatest wish is they will be motivated, inspired and ultimately… proud of me!!
If you have something written on your heart, then please do not wait to apply it to paper and share with others. Much like rays of sunshine escaping through clouds… scatter pieces of yourself around for others to experience and enjoy too!!
© Renae Rossman and Candy Coated Reality™