I have spent the better part of the last nine months birthing something to share with you! No, this is not a twisted attempt at telling you I am expecting, but after the year we just had, that would seem like the worst kind of choose your own adventure ending.
Several years ago, I dedicated every Monday to writing, and the result was a weekly Moment of Truth Monday post. Did you read any of those? Did you have a favorite? This was one of mine. It was one of the most disciplined things I have ever done, and it also turned out to be so much more than I imagined.
After my year of writing ended, I had a stirring that there was something I was supposed to do with the posts. They had provided an outlet for healing for me, but as I wrote, I discovered they provided something similar to others. Words have the power to do that. They can be a conduit of healing or harm. I had plenty of experience using my words as harmful weapons, so I knew using my words to bring healing and illuminate wisdom was far more beneficial.
When we were first ordered to quarantine, I committed to putting several previous MOTM posts together to create chapters. Much of what I had written had a shared theme, so I printed off oodles of posts and began piecing chapters together.
Wisdom in the Weeds: A Collection of Life Lessons eBook was BORN!!
This has been one of the hardest and most rewarding things I have done so far. I spent moments hem hawing and overanalyzing [apparently, that is what enneagram ones do] about what to include, what the title should be, and all manner of non-essential things. This is not the title I originally selected, but it is the title I love!
A few years ago, I had a friend ask me to listen closely to the feedback I received after I spoke at an event, published a blog post, or shared my heart with a friend. Before her suggestion, I rarely paid attention to what people said. This was not rooted in arrogance; it was rooted in trauma. Even if the feedback was positive, I did not have the bandwidth to believe it because I did not believe I was worthy.
I did start listening, and I heard two things again and again. People told me I put to words things they felt but could not articulate, and they thought what I shared was wise. Those two things became the banner by which I crafted each blog post. They are, in fact, a reflection of my perspective–the way I view the world.
Wrapped up in the eBook, you will find a marriage of truth and wisdom drenched in hope. If you are an email subscriber, you will find a link to this book in your inbox before the end of next week. If you are not an email subscriber, it is not too late to sign-up and receive your free copy! You can sign-up here.
If my eBook baby makes it to your inbox, I would love to hear your feedback! If it doesn’t, I am still delighted to have you here!
May the days ahead point us all to true HOPE!