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My Return

After a long hiatus, I’m back at blogging! My blog has a new name and look. I hope it will have a new feel as I post my observations on life, grace, joy and strength.

My break was due to several things, but mostly because I lost my writing voice. You see when I first started blogging it was due to a voice in my head screaming “write something.” So I did not expecting anyone to read.

People began to read and comment and it was exhilarating. As my reading audience increased, I felt I had to write for them and that’s when things went awry.

Feeling the need to entertain, my writing began to feel forced and I felt the need to post often just to keep people with me. It was like having a job where I had to produce to stay employed. I began to dislike it a lot.

The voice that once told me to write faded away. My self-esteem plummeted to an all time low. Oh, ego, you’re a tricky, tricky thing!

The hiatus gave me an opportunity to put my ego aside and, when I did, the voice in my head returned. It’s a nice voice…a kind and sometimes funny voice.

I’ve also learned things like staying a nice person while standing tall in the face of adversity. Thus the new blog name Grace & Grit.

Grace not because I’m graceful (I’m not at all…I walk into door frames and trip over air), but grace because I’m kind and respectful, if I do say so myself. Grit is for finding the strength to persevere through a couple of truly tragic life events. I’ve come to realize I’m really strong.

I hope you’ll find something here you can relate to. If not, it’s okay. I’ll just keep writing for me.



Musings from the South

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