I know that sounds funny, you are obviously reading this post.
Several years ago, I followed a blog. I read every post, shared some that resonated with me and loved every part of it. Blogs were a new avenue to explore and I knew there was so much that I had to learn. To my surprise, the blog I loved advertised for contributors, and I went back and forth for over a month, trying to decide if I had anything to “contribute.” I sent a few sample pieces of my work and waited to hear if I could add anything to this amazing site.
That was in 2017 and I have been sharing ever since. Over 100 posts, many shared in other regional markets and now contributing in three markets instead of just one.
I’m NOT a writer.
I have a bachelor’s degree in a totally unrelated field and a minor in journalism, so I could help with my college yearbook, but I’m NOT a writer.
I don’t always know the right words to pen. I use Siri or Alexa to help me with synonyms or antonyms for a post I am working on. I read what I pen to my husband and ask his opinion. I type and retype and sit on the topic for a few days before I hit pending. I read and reread and cry and delete. I’m really NOT a writer.
I’m a mom. I’m a daughter. I’m a sister. I’m a wife. I was divorced. I was a single mom. I’m blending a family. I succeed. I fail. I am a stepmom. I’m a daughter-in-law. I’m a mother-in-law. I’m a sister-in-law. I’m an advocate for my ADHD son. I’m a woman. I’m an old mom to young kids. I’m an adoptive mom. I’ve miscarried. I’ve lost both my parents. I’m a working mom. I am a grandma to three grandsons. I’m a friend. I’m a hot mess.
I’m NOT a writer.
I’m a storyteller, and we all have a story to tell. Many of my friends who know me well, tell me I write just like I talk, and say reading what I write is like having a conversation with me. I can’t think of a better way to describe what and why I write.
I’m really not a writer, just a woman who can share a story and has an amazing platform to share what I’ve learned that just may give you some help or hope or both.
You’ve got a story to tell, too. Don’t be afraid to share, even if you are NOT a writer either.