Ahoy fair readers, thank you for dropping anchor on this here blog for a few moments.
I know my latest blogs have been a bit…morose, but I wanted to take a post to thank those of you who read my posts and let you in on why I continue writing.
“You either have to write or you shouldn’t be writing. That’s all.”
When I first began this blog, it was due to a bunch of friends wanting an outlet to hear all about my adventures in Australia. But my penchant for writing started around 8 or 9 years old, I was very into composing whimsical stories. One of which, somewhere in the ruins of my Mom’s attic, was focused on the story of heart-shaped Valentine’s Day baby. By the time I was a teenager, I started encountering growing pains and the only way I survived was by writing poems, soooo many poems. It’s how I was able to make sense of everything I felt without going completely bonkers. Once I got to college, I fell in love with creating hand written cards to the loved ones in my life. Where spoken words failed to express my heart for people, those cards filled in the gap. The most accurate representation of my inner world is in my writings.
During part of the winter and spring this year, I found myself unable to write because my heart was so heavy. A good day consisted of getting 4 or 5 sentences out on paper. It was the worst moment because my anxiety, sorrow, and pain had nowhere to go, it just smothered me. By May I was preparing to shut down the blog altogether figuring God had decided the time had come to end it. Yet to my surprise, as I was forming my final post in my head, new words came flowing out to describe all that has been happening in my life.
“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
Now I could have kept these writings in a personal journal, which I totally do, but I realized I have the right amount foolish guts share it on a public blog. As I’ve stated before, you definitely will not see the full spectrum on here, it’s my censored diary. But this censored diary has been used by God to deeply connect to people’s souls. Here are some comments I’ve received about previous posts:
- “Thank you for that real, raw & relateable explanation. You put words on things I’ve been feeling but didn’t know how to say”
- “You articulated so well what many of us go through but don’t quite know how to express”
- “This fed my soul. Thank you so much for your vulnerability and inspiring review of the scriptures. I needed this more times than a few”
- “Thank you for being bold enough to be vulnerable. God is using your struggles & your pain for something so much bigger than yourself”
I decided that if God continues to supply me with the words, I will continue to broadcast them on this page. So thank you readers in Canada, India, France, Australia, Italy, America, England and beyond for allowing me to share what God has placed on my heart with you. I hope you will continue to glean comfort, insight, wisdom, and joy from these writings. Even though I don’t know all of ya, I love ya.
Moore Awaits ♥️