I took quite the sabbatical from blogging while I was writing my first book, I AM THAT GIRL. But the good news is…. I’M BAAAACK!!! To be a good writer, in my opinion, you have to chase down adventures so that you have rich life experiences to share and unique life perspectives to offer. I think writers can often become stale because the inspiration that fuels their voice dwindles, and they are forced to live off the laurels of their past experiences and like all of us, growth fuels inspiration. Needless to say, I’ve been busy growing and so much has happened since we chatted last. More importantly, I’m thrilled to yet again be speaking to you through the blinking cursor on my Macbook. When I’m on the road, in a taxi, plane, office or lounging on my couch… I’m excited to share a bit of my life with you.
Anytime I speak, I always say that I’m simply honored to have a conversation with you because I fully recognize that I have as much to learn from you as you do from me. The same goes for my writing. It’s not that I’m necessarily inventing novel thoughts (though I’d like to think that every now and again I whip up something clever), the reality is that I write for the ONE. I may not inspire every single one of you and that would be preposterously arrogant to assume such a thing. My stories may not resonate and some days may be more impactful than others. But I do know this: life is hard sometimes. We get our hearts broken, we watch our loved ones battle illnesses, we have hiccups and bumps and bruises along this rather confusing thing called life, and sometimes, it’s just nice to know that there is someone out there sending a little love our way and reminding us that we aren’t alone. If anything, I’d like to be that person for you. Just a little reminder that you are indeed awesome.
So here is to the beginning of my little writing love affair. Read. Enjoy. Blush. Laugh. Clap. Cry. Share. And revel in knowing you are precious, in case you have forgotten.
Oh yeah and to myself… welcome back, me.