Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
Today I feel as if I am a stranger in a place that once was so familiar. A place where I could share and celebrate and think and wonder and laugh and cry.
But it also became a place where I felt over-committed and tired and empty. I took a much needed break and abandoned my routine of blogging and writing. My small writing break stretched into days and weeks and now months, something which wasn't intentional, but much needed.
I tried to come back but I just wasn't ready yet. I still needed more time to figure out why I write, where I wanted my writing to go and who I am as a writer.
Then school started two weeks ago, and as I began to plan my writing lessons, I felt like an impostor, a phony. I became someone who says she writes but has rarely opened a notebook or picked up a pen in two months.
I strongly believe that in order to teach writing effectively, one must write. Realizing the day had come when I needed to begin writing again, I picked up my pen. I opened my notebook. And the words and ideas flowed onto the page as if no time had passed.
During these two months, I learned that sometimes we need to take a step back, take a deep breath, and unplug ourselves. And that is perfectly OK.
Realizing I "still work" gives me reason to celebrate today.
Have a wonderful week
and may you find many celebrations along the way!