Monday, August 17, 2015

I am a Writer

I've never considered myself a writer.  I guess the fact of the matter is, I've unconsciously felt that writers were published, sought after, paid, and famous.

But me? A writer?


Until this....

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!

But seriously...

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..


  1. Natasha, great post! That necklace is beautiful. So fun you won it at the retreat. I am a lover of words too. You are indeed a writer!

  2. Love this and I feel the same way! Glad to be journeying with you!

    1. I published too soon! Wanted to add
      -Your FMF friend!!!


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