Sometimes I have to remind myself who I am.
I’m more than just a wife.
I’m more than just a mother.
Somewhere along the way I might have lost myself a bit.
Yes becoming a wife and mum was and is a massive part of my life.
But it’s not the be all and end all of who I am.
It took sitting down to watch the movies that followed my favourite television series (Sex and the City) to trigger a spark.
She might be a fictional character but I always found I could relate to the writer’s side of Carrie Bradshaw.
Maybe that’s a big part of why I became a writer in the first place.
Pure coincidence the show just happened to start the same year I thought about venturing into the world of the written word.
Writing for me is a big part of who I am and I guess it has helped shaped my life.
Admittedly if you’d asked me all those years ago if I imagined where I’d be today, I honestly couldn’t have pictured it.
That’s not to say I didn’t have goals or dreams.
But it has been thanks to the beauty of the written word that I have been able to explore a different side of myself.
It has allowed me to contribute to the media through community news, write the occasional verse or two for friends and of course now my latest venture of blogging.
I often hear from others “I couldn’t put words together like that”.
There are many days I find I can’t do it either.
But if I find a topic I’m passionate about, the words start flowing easily.
It also helps that people often seem to enjoy what I’ve written.
Without my writing I think I’d lose a little piece of my sanity.
It’s my chance to escape, to express myself and I guess to also entertain.
It’s also my opportunity to leave a little imprint of myself within the world and I hope somehow it makes a difference!
Never lose sight of yourself if you can help it.
Someone else will always be willing to step on your toes!
Until inspiration hits me again….