If I’ve learned anything as a mama, it’s that things are always changing. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on your people, yourself, and your world around you, everything scrambles itself up for you to puzzle out again. Creative life is like that too.
In these early years, we parents have to constantly pick and choose where and what we will give ourselves to. Often in stingier amounts than we’d like. It’s in this crunch of time that I find things ready to scramble themselves again. For me this means turning my focus back to more secluded writing projects, and readjusting to my family’s growing needs. (No, there is no new baby-just a recently mobilized one dropping naps.)
Sense of Story has been an amazing space for me over the past year and change. It has been an opportunity to make myself accountable to writing and to let go of some of the fear in creating and sharing. It has taught me to reside a little more comfortably in vulnerability.
In this project I’ve gained a great little writing circle in my co-authors and the faith of a community in our readers. I am so grateful for the experience, the stretching and the support.
My deepest thanks for sharing this space with us, It has been a gift.
I echo all of Gwynyth’s sentiments. And I would like to say thanks to you – our faithful and supportive readers, Brooke and Gwynyth- my cohorts in this venture, and for this space that has allowed me to explore this very general and individual thing called creativity.
Conclusions and ends of chapters are all a part of the grand narrative. They are spaces to give you a moment to pause and to take in. For me, I had no idea where this particular ride would take me. All I expected was to write and have accountability for my writing. The discoveries, insights, and connections that allowed me to actually hear my voice for the first time, something I could hear distinctly above the fray, were all unexpected. I also found the courage to be vulnerable and realized that this is what gives me strength to keeping telling my story.
Thanks for the amazing adventure. While I am sad at the end of this beautiful journey, I think it is also a welcome to new beginnings.
Enjoy our last slew of posts today below…and thank you for joining us.