Thursday, November 5, 2015

the first post.

Well, here we are.  You and me.  It's been a long time coming...literally years of dreaming, stalling, waiting, pursuing, and running away from the idea of this little blog.  But fortunately (or unfortunately), I couldn't outrun it, and it grabbed both shoulders and shook wildly.  So here we are.  You.  And me.

I read the book Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston in high school, and this one passage impacted me then and even more so now.



While I know that I know that I know that I'm supposed to be a mom, and I love my kiddos dearly, motherhood has sort of been like those angels to me.  It chopped me up and mudded me all over.  In my loneliness, I searched for other mud-covered sparks and found women desperate for friendship and relieved at vulnerability.  Somewhere underneath there, a part of me was still buzzing and struggling to find it's way out.

I realize now, as I'm starting to towel off the mud, that I am created to express - in words, in movement - and in the expression find freedom and release.  I'm only recently realizing that it's not just for me.  That's terrifying, and that's where this blog comes in.

I begin fearfully, yet I begin.  For you.  For me.







16 comments:

  1. God speed, my friend. Happy blogging. Happy finding your way back to you.

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  2. I can't like this enough!! 😘

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    1. A huge thank you to my biggest cheerleader It has begun!

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  3. Thanks for putting yourself out here Amy. Looking forward to more!

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  4. I love this. And I love that I get to spend Thursday mornings with you and can now so clearly hear these words in your voice.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny! I'm loving Thursdays...even if I show up unprepared sometimes! :) Thanks for leading that charge.

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  5. Beautiful Amy! I'm proud of you for stepping out bravely, and look forward to reading more!

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  6. Wow, Amy! What amazing writing! I can't wait to follow along and to learn from your heart! Much love from the other end of the continent.

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    1. Thanks so much! You know I love your writing too! Do you still have a blog? I lost track of it. Send me the address if you do!!

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  7. Amy! This is fabulous! I cannot wait to read more!! So glad you are bravely stepping out :)

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