It’s Friday! That can only mean one thing!
I am linking up with Lisa Jo Baker for “Five Minute Friday”! Here are the guidelines:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
And the word of the day is……………d r u m r o l l…………………..RISK!
Hope you enjoy my 5 minutes:
Every day, I think about it. And then I wait for it to happen. Sort of like sitting by the mailbox waiting for the mail, but it happens to be a holiday.
I am trapped by the lies that one would want me to believe. You’re not good enough. You don’t have what it takes. You are really good at something else…go do that and don’t bother with this.
Or worse, the longer I wait, the more the lies begin to sound like truth. Things and people in my life resonate with the lies and they get louder and begin to fit a little more comfortably. Maybe they really aren’t lies. Maybe they are truth.
But, then I write and I know. I speak and I know. I read and I know. I know deep in my core that I am called to get up off the curb of life and stop waiting for the mail lady to bring me the mail.
It’s time to write, to show and not tell, to share with the world. I have a story. And it needs to be heard. My voice matters in this world full of distractions and naysayers.
And, I already have everything I need. I want to risk it all.
If I don’t, then I will grow old sitting on the curb. I have to risk it all.
It’s a huge risk, but it gets a little easier every day.
So here goes. I am hitting PUBLISH.