Journal: My Writing Journey-Not Writing. No Longer An Option

July 4, 2018

I am looking over all of the writing material I  have and I am overjoyed. I am happy I am creating my own rules because it is creating such a comfortable space for me.

I am getting further and further away from the worry of how terrible others may think I am at this.

Yes. To build an audience people have to like what I write, but right now that is not what this is about. I don’t really have an audience so I am catering to what is inside of me that I need to get out. I have said this before and I will say it again. Audience or no audience-I am going to write.

I have notes and thoughts on a host of projects and I am so excited about them. I am keeping up this Blog Journal along with Journaling about my husband’s incarceration. I hope to combine my Journal with what he is writing during this time and putting our story out in its entirety.

I will never call myself a single mother. ‘Big Up’ to all the single mothers out there, but that is not what I am. Our family dynamic has simply been shifted for the time being. My husband is just away for awhile.

Along with my writing I am rediscovering my love for being a wife and mother. Maybe that’s what this is all about. This writing is opening me up to who I am as a woman and I am loving it. A lot.

During this time period of rediscovery my love for cooking and feeding people has reemerged. It has sparked a little business idea that I’m playing around with so stay tuned.

Some would probably say I am all over the place, but I think I am finally stepping into who I am. Who I am supposed to be as a woman.

I was asked this week to join a pod of writers/bloggers. I am not exactly sure what to expect, but I am so honored someone saw the content on my Instagram page and thought I was a great fit for what she is trying to build. Thanks so much to author Val Day-Sanchez.

It is basically a support group to build our followings. I hope to learn a great deal from these experienced writers, and am grateful I was chosen to be a part of this group.

Maybe I’m taking on too much with writing, business ideas, and supporting other bloggers, but it just feels so right.

With everything happening I could lean on every excuse that could hold me back and be stagnant, but I only feel led to propel forward.

I have a clear understanding that issues will always arise. That is life and that will never change. What will need to change is how I adapt to each issue as they will all be different.

Regardless of the circumstance. Not writing is no longer an option. I have to make it happen.


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About angwhitmore

I am Angela Whitmore, and I love to write, and I cannot think of a better theme than life itself. Yes it is a broad topic, but I want to be free to write about whatever comes to mind whatever I am feeling without being placed into a certain box. Life encompasses so much, and means different things to different people, but whatever it is to any of is real.