Strolling around Hallmark today, waiting for “the hubs” to return from the bathroom, I noticed a small yellow book on a shelf. You know, those cheezy gift books. The ones with all the good advice you read and then never apply to your life?
This yellow one was plain. Sadly, I don’t remember the title, but it was loaded with advice for everyone. I quickly flipped to the middle of the book, because I have trouble reading anything from the beginning.
“A Writer is someone who writes. If you want to be a Writer, write!”
Hmmmm…something about this stood out at me. I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I have journals all the way back to about 3rd grade. A “Writer” makes me think of an “Author.” And when I think of “Author,” I think of famous people like J.K.Rowling….Steven King….Mary Higgins Clark…..not Kelly.
A big part of why I set up this blog was to be accountable to writing. I have no goal in becoming this famous blog writer that has 100,000 followers. Honestly, my life really isn’t THAT interesting! (…thank goodness!) I just like to write….and I need practice. Plain and simple.
There are a few things I do in life that are calming and focus my brain:
1. playing/listening to music
I am an extroverted and expressive person, but that doesn’t mean I want to be around people all the time or talk endlessly. I need quiet and alone time sometimes. In fact, right at this moment, I am sitting in my quiet corner in my closet. Christmas lights on to light up my space….tablet on my lap….my water bottle filled and ready to go. One of my cats is keeping me company and she is purring at my feet, sleeping. Ah, this is nice!
I’m way off topic.
SO…. According to the little yellow book in Hallmark, I am a Writer….whatever that means. But what it does mean to me is that in order for me to refine my skill or use the gifts or talents God has given me, I need to use and practice them. For now, I’m a Blog Writer for an audience of 1….and that’s a-ok with me! 🙂
Following the path,