Friday, September 18, 2015
Holding the Pen, Writing My Own Story
"When writing the story of your life,
don't let anyone else hold the pen."
Writing has always been the channel for my creativity and a way to order my thoughts and consequently my life. Journaling, at one point, was what kept me sane when chaos ruled. The act of putting words on paper was a way of meditating, of calming my mind. People have told me over the years that I should write a book. I harbored this thought for a long time now but until now have not attempted wholeheartedly to do so because it seems like such a daunting project.
This is not a quick process, nor is it an easy one, and it is not finished. There are many chapters in this life story, and the story is not a simple one to write but it has taken on a life of its own. Still, as I get older I am compelled to write my story, because if I don’t, then who will?
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