Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I Am A Writer

Today I am guest posting over here where I share a glimpse of my writing journey.

Some people know early in their lives that they should be writers. Others of us don't clue in till much later. I used to lament I didn't see that writing was, indeed, a vital part of my life until I was older; I might have made different choices from the beginning. I would have studied and started writing earlier. However, it's still good. 

Thankfully, it's not too late to dip into this vibrant, teeming resource called life experience, or to learn the craft of writing and shape our memories into story, whether fiction or non-fiction. With Spring upon us, I think of the sap rising in dormant trees, and I feel my own sense of renewed hope rising. To just begin where I am... here and now. Not lamenting, not regretting.  Just starting afresh today, grateful every day offers us a little new beginning.

It's a journey that, I believe, takes on new meaning when we come alongside one another and walk together a little while. Cheering each other on. Sending words of courage to step out and begin what we still long to begin. What are you longing to begin this Spring?  I hope you take a new step towards your dream.

With a big hug and good wishes for a beautiful day,



  1. Hi, Brenda! Good on you for owning that desire in you to write! I'm longing to get back into gardening. It's so physically demanding that it seems almost impossible. But if I look at it as baby steps, maybe I will be able to accomplish it all.

    <3 Have a lovely day, dear one!

  2. What a wonderful word picture, "With Spring upon us, I think of the sap rising in dormant trees, and I feel my own sense of renewed hope rising.
    Writing is connecting with others by using words to inspire and converse.
    You sure do know how to do both, through your writing.

  3. After many years using my left brain in accounting and many,many numbers, I am now free to use the right side of my brain to create and write. It's been a great journey, Brenda, and I'm having so much fun!

  4. What an exciting journey, Brenda! Just last night, I took a class on Writing Memoir at our library. So inspiring! Our stories do matter and I'm looking forward to sharing some special memories through journaling in scrapbooks. Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings! ♡

  5. I found myself nodding throughout your post. I have hesitated to call myself a writer, too. Yet, like you, word play and expressing thoughts via words has always been a part of my life. You ARE a writer!

  6. Loved this post and went and visited at Inscribe. You Go, Girl! <3 You are a writer.

  7. I just lost my comment over at Inscribe, so I'm going to try here! I, too, think if I don't have a book published, I'm not really a writer. Why is that? Someone asked me if I would call someone who loved to play the guitar a musician. Of course. Well, why aren't you a writer if you write, he asked? It made me think.
    We live in a culture that says unless you make money at something, it doesn't "count." Big sigh. Good for you for acknowledging your gifting and your desires.
    Blessings to you as you continue to write and encourage us here through your blog. And through your other creative writing endeavors. xo Deborah (pass out those business cards!)


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xo