Strong women inspire me,
Cause me to look at my humdrum routine
And see how I might shake it up:
Live a little,
Do something daring,
Work less at my daily roles,
Paint and draw and write and dance more!
Break free from the bonds of my ordinary life, yet appreciate the holy moments found in the everyday —
Rise above the clamor of many demands pulling me in various directions,
Look deep inside and realize the potential waiting within.
These thoughts were inspired by attending a writers workshop over the weekend. I was honored to be invited, then awed as I heard the women around me read beautiful, insightful, pain-filled yet victorious words they’d written on the spot. I’ll admit I was intimidated by sharing my paltry thoughts and beginnings of ideas. But a seed was planted, and I look forward to what comes from that. I have a voice and I have something to say. Now begins the journey of discovery to find out exactly what form that voice will take and where it will lead me.