But me? A writer?
As an attendee at the Five Minute Friday Retreat, I received a door prize. This lovely gem....
I took that picture and sent it to my husband with this comment: Could this be a sign?
And it was.
That cute little necklace gave me the courage to call myself a writer.
If I go back to the prerequisites I listed above, I can only check off one of those. I am "published," and I say that lightly. I have written for Wives of Faith and Planting Roots, two wonderful military spouse communities. I also publish here on the blog. That orange button up there in the top right corner says so!
I am a lover of words. I love how words can lift people, can boost their imaginations, can change their perspective.
I am a user of the written words. I write notes of encouragement. I write love letters to my husband and children. I write here on my blog and in my journal. I write for me. I write for you.
I am a writer!
I'm not a writer because you say I am. I am writer because God has given me that gift, and as I am learning, I am to be faithful in using that gift.
Whether I publish a book or not,
Whether I am a sought out author or not,
Whether I am paid or not,
Whether I am famous or not,
I will continue to write
Because I am a writer..