This morning, for the first time, I felt truly like I’ve found my way in the writing project I joined earlier in the year.

When first applying for a spot in the Foothills Voices course, I cautiously hoped I’d be chosen. Seated with my dinosaur spiral notebook next to a professional lady with a laptop, I felt like an imposter. While visiting my grandfather in the hospital, I worried I’d waited too late to gather their story.

 

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I’ve been making little changes to my life this past couple of weeks. Precipitated by the big step of joining Nerd Fitness Academy, I’ve taken smaller ones headed in the direction I want to go.

I’ve practically binged on the Hope*Writers podcasts. Not only did I set a daily writing goal, I’ve stuck with it for the past 10 days straight. Each day I’ve at least doubled the original goal I set for myself. Not all of it is worth sharing yet, and may never be, but the habit is building my writing and my confidence.

One baby step at a time, I’m finding my path. And each step encourages me to take another. For someone who fears the unknown, the slow movement reassures me that a misstep is easily retraced and corrected.

Way

Each Friday (or Saturday, or Monday) I join the Five Minute Friday crew to share my perspective on a single word. This week’s prompt is WAY. I’m not sure exactly how long our host leaves the link open, but I encourage you to write for 5 minutes about the word. Even if you don’t have an official place on the internet to hold your writing, a piece of paper and a pen would do fine. Won’t you join us?