Random sharing

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is “share.” The idea is that you’re supposed to take the prompt and write about it for 5 minutes. Raw, unedited thoughts put to pixels.

But I have nothing on “share,” so instead, I’m going to share five minutes of thoughts with you.

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My writing is sometimes paralyzed by looking at other writers. I see certain bloggers gaining followers, publishing a book, going to conferences. It’s hard sometimes. I dream of making it big or going viral. But realistically, I know that I’m not ready for that. I’m grateful that God is sovereign and I am not, because I would screw up so many things. I’m not ready for that the way that God has shown I’m not ready to be a mom. It’s not that it may never happen – it could – but that it’s not his plan for today.

With writing, which is the point of this exercise, I’m still hesitating. I’m still holding back. Not ready to share the full story within me. Still afraid of what others will think of me. Not willing to bare my soul and share the good, bad, and ugly. Especially the bad and ugly. Until I’m ready to be transparent, whether on this blog or with friends, until I’m ready to be vulnerable, my reach is limited. My impact is blunted.

I’m not sure where this is going or what you can get out of it by reading. Perhaps you can be equally challenged to see where you’re holding back and what you should let go of. Perhaps this is just one of those FMF posts that don’t really make a lot of sense to anyone but the writer.

At least we keep writing.

I’m linking up with Five Minute Friday.

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To write or not and what to say

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I’ve been trying to decide if I’m going to commit to the 31 day blogging challenge this year.

In 2012, I blogged prayers for people who are/were hurting:

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Last year, for 2013, I wrote for (almost) 31 days on rest. It was challenging to try to be restful while making sure to keep hitting the deadline to write about rest.

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So what about this year? I haven’t been blogging consistently this summer, but I know the challenge to write regularly has been and is a good one for me. Whatever I decide, I need to make that decision happen in just a few short days…October is around the corner!

The follow-up question is what to write about? I’m not set on anything yet. What would you write about? Better yet, what would you like to read about for a month? What topic would you find interesting?

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