Linking up with Lisa Jo for Five Minute Friday again.
The first time I joined this crazy friday tradition, I wrote with little thought and reckless abandon. The words came easily and I was pleased with the results.
More recently my mind has been caught in the trap of perfection, self-consciousness and always saying something more worthwhile than my brain can form words on its own.
I’ve been in pursuit of numbers, comments, likes, and interweb approval.
But in the process I’ve lost sight of why I want to write.
Why this friday’s ramblings is important.
and why I started blogging in the first place.
With all my desire to say what God wants me to say and to be a light that can’t be hidden, I’ve blocked my own light in my trying and erring. I’ve silenced my voice in favor of one that could be heard with more favor by more people.
These last few weeks of friday challenge have left me with little to say.
Silenced and seemingly thoughtless.
But here I am one more time.
What I want to say.
We’ll see what happens.
Here’s to not thinking too much, to writing with freedom, and to not trying to be more than I am.
Writing, Joining, Sharing.
Being more who I am and less who I want to be.