Someone asked me the other day how I knew that telling my story through writing and blogging was my purpose. After recapping my Dealing to Healing story on my blog website, I told them this story. About 10 years ago or so, shortly after Pinterest was born, I would get on Pinterest, and instead of looking at recipes, clothes, things that most women pin (and I do some), I would look at quotes. I fell in love with quotes because they soothed me and they healed my soul. I would pick out about 20 quotes a week and send them to one of my narcissists.
I’ve been drawn to quotes and lyrics since I was about 10 years old. After my parents divorced, I would sit in the hallway by our bookcases and read the encyclopedia. I wanted to know things about the world so I was fascinated by looking at cities like San Francisco and countries like France. I studied Monte Carlo like I was planning a trip there. Yes! It’s on my bucket list. I also read my bible books a lot. But more than anything the quotes and lyrics were my favorite. I would also play my record player and write the lyrics down before there were lyrics on albums. For those scratching their head right now, no there was no internet when I was a child. And after my mom passed in 2019, writing was cathartic and my hashtag Sunday Sermon was the only thing I had that I looked forward to writing and doing. It was pure therapy!
I believe what we are drawn to and what we love to do is our gift to utilize to not only heal ourselves but to help others. I don’t care what you love to do, clean, sing, sew, dig in the dirt, write, cook, paint, do hair/makeup, golf, or whatever, find a way for it to heal you and find a way to help others. I believe that our God-given talents are not just for us but for us to share with the world. I hope you follow the things that you are silently drawn to, have the courage to do them, even if you’re not a master, and heal yourself while you share it with the world.