It has been a month of celebrating creativity. While I love to read the work of others, receive inspiration and marvel at their words, I had to spill out my heart with words. The Lord showed me the word "surface" recently and after pondering by myself and praying with others to explore what that means, I realized one aspect that is "surface" is my writing. I would write on just a surface level when I have so much more, deep inside, that needs to be expressed.
I explored this deeper place in my writing and out from it came an article that I submitted to an online publication. You can read my article, "Walking Through Disappointment to Find Hope," now on DearlyMagazine.com
Even if my writing doesn't get published, I keep writing. Even in my journaling, I pause to explore the areas deep inside of my heart. The way I am in awe of other people's writing, I now stay in awe of my writing. It's a sense of great accomplishment to write everything out into a cohesive expression; a letter to myself, and whatever gets published is really a letter to the world.
There were mostly internal adventures in August. I didn't exactly spend my summer the way I had hoped but it was a fruitful month! I am a huge Fall lover; expect pumpkin-things galore on my Instagram (@tomyunderstanding) soon.
This Month... is a monthly confession of areas I am growing in, things that are currently inspiring me, or places I visited. Follow me on Instagram @tomyunderstanding for daily encouragement.