Oct 3, 2013

31Days {Proving That I Can} Write

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Thinking back to just four months ago my life was so much different. I was not a writer.

Well I was, but not in the way I wanted to be.

Then one day I got super brave and reached out. My stories were begging to be heard, my heart bursting with fear and hope.

I typed out my first post and then the next, and then the next.

I connected with other writers and began sharing those tough places that needed air and sunlight.

I opened my life to new experiences, new friendships and timeless promises.

As I wrote more I felt free. A freedom I had never knew truly existed.

Because reading about someone breaking their chains is completely different from experiencing it yourself. Like when I gave birth for the first time and in one moment I became someone others had talked about for so long but I didn't "get it" until that babe was in my arms.

And I'm still processing the whole writer thing. It's tiring and energizing at the same time. Some days I don't think I can and then others push me, support me, cheer me on.

So I'm taking these 31 Days to prove that I can write, that I can be free, that I can be me.

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35 comments:

  1. Yes! "As I wrote more I felt free. A freedom I had never knew truly existed". THIS. This, friend, this. I am so glad you write.

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  2. It's those stories begging to be heard that push me on, too. And if we don't tell our stories, no one else will. Keep writing, because I love to read your words!

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  3. Girl. You preach it.

    I love that about you, that as you write you feel free. This, this is what God made us for. Being free in the gifts He's given. Being creative as we display His creativity. You shine Him.

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  4. It's very freeing, I know. Especially when it leads to new friends :)

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  5. The Travelers WifeOctober 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Why is it every time you write I feel like we are sisters going thru these same things together...did you realize we even started our blogs at almost the same time? Oh how I admire your courage to write the hard stuff. I struggle with being free enough to write. To just let God use me. Because writing is freedom. And it is cleansing. And healing. But it is revealing. And raw. And really, really venerable. Oh Sarah....I am so thankful that God has placed you in my life as a friend, and as someone who will encourage and challenge me. Love to you!

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  6. Awesome! That's great that you are doing 31 days! Great job!

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  7. Amazing how just spilling out words on a screen (not knowing who or if they will be read) can be so freeing. I am loving your 31 days.

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  8. "So I'm taking these 31 Days to prove that I can write, that I can be free, that I can be me." So.much.yes!!!!

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  9. SO happy that you are here - writing... proving it to yourself and letting us all get to know you along the way!

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  10. It's tiring and energizing at the same time - AMEN! so true and I love that you are writing!!

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  11. designedwithpurposeOctober 4, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Our posts are so much the same today! I am inspired that you are writing for 31 days. Maybe next year I will get up the courage to do it!

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  12. "As I wrote more I felt free. A freedom I had never knew truly existed. Because reading about someone breaking their chains is completely different from experiencing it yourself." Yes!

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  13. It is tiring and energizing, so true. I have been blessed by your words. Praise God you are a writer. Have a wonderful weekend. Tara.

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  14. I'm so very glad you were super brave :) Your words help me be brave and He gave me a fabulous hand to hold :) Love to you sweetest friend!

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  15. Writing most certainly is "tiring and energizing at the same time". Sometimes I question why I'm doing this but then there is that glimmer of hope that the ones who need my words most will hear it. Keep on writing sister. You've got it!

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  16. Thank you for reading Hannah!!!

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  17. Thank you Kim, we are kindred spirits. Love you!

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  18. Your words are special Angi, thank you!!

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  19. Yes ma'm, I totally agree!

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  20. So thankful he brought us together JuliAnn. I love your heart and your courage.

    Xoxox

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  21. Thank you Paula!!

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  22. Thank you Amy, it is amazing.

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  23. Oh Kelly, to be free is the ultimate gift. Thank you for reading!

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  24. Thank you Karrilee, I never imagined meeting such a wonderful group of women!

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  25. Thank you for reading Ashley!

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  26. Sharee, 31 Days was a total last minute decision. I'm still on the fence about it :) thank you for reading!!

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  27. Thank you for reading Shell!!

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  28. Thank you reading every week Tara!

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  29. Thank you Kim, I'm blessed to be part of this community!!

    Xoxo

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  30. Thank you Jenny, glad I'm not the only one!!

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  31. Amy @ Coffee with the Mrs.October 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Sarah, I'm so happy you said "yes" to writing and sharing your heart. You are a blessing and a sweet, sweet spirit.

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  32. Holly Solomon BarrettOctober 4, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Yes you can!! Writing our stories is truly terrifyingly freeing!! Wonder what we would do if we couldn't write? :-)

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  33. Aww, thank you Amy!!

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  34. Wow, thank you Janet! I'm so glad you stopped by today.

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  35. I don't want to find out Holly! So grateful for the opportunity to share with others. Thank you for reading!

    Xoxo

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