Two posts in one week?! Hold onto your hats, it’s true! We said changes were coming and one of them is this – taking this whole writing thing more seriously. As we shared before the spiral of doing nothing that leads to a lack of wanting to do anything but nothing (and Netflix) made us realise it was time to focus in on what we do have & what we can work on : our blog. We decided its time for some changes – a few updates here and there – and most of all, a greater level of commitment to writing.
I’ve never thought of myself as a writer, always enjoying it but never seeing it as a talent or skill of mine. I see writers like Shauna Niequist, Hannah Brencher, and the countless others who write with such wit and depth, that I’ve always seen them on one side of the ‘writers’ column and myself on the ‘if-only’ column.. Thinking if only I had that flow, that ability to make words jump off a page and hit the soul. But for my external processing self, writing has always been an outlet. One of my top go-to outlets when I’ve talked the ear off of those around me (or am trying to restrain myself from doing so). It’s my ‘me’ thing – where I can write it all out without the mistake of saying too much or saying the wrong thing as my eloquence quickly subsides me in times of external processing (it’s quite the combination, let me tell you). It’s not written with pretty handwriting and has more mis-spelt words than I’d like to admit. But all the same, its writing. And while I promise to not spill all my ups and downs of every day life on this blog, I do promise with these changes, we are going to be writing more. Often times together as we normally do and sometimes separate (because yes, we do some things separately), sharing more depth to what life has been like out here and what the Lord does through this season of laying it all on the line – knowing fully that He’s going to take care of us. I declare, here and now, that these insecurities and lies of labels will no longer be a reason for holding back, no longer being a reason for silence on this blog I really love pouring into.
We say we want to do life with you, so it’s time we made a dedicated & committed effort to do so – every small step counts, right?