This is how I have spent the majority of the past two weeks – drafting articles. Handwriting them, rather than sitting at the computer typing. I am finding my thoughts are flowing easier with the “old school” style of writing, although I do enjoy the quickness of typing.
However, I recognize I have been quiet on my blog this week. Partly, to allow my Memorial Day article to receive as much reading exposure as possible, but also because I have been concentrating on writing out my posts, and getting them ready for posting… which leads me to an exciting announcement!
Just over a month ago, I applied for a position as a contributing writer for a website called Catholic Sistas. I was invited to join as a member of their team, and have been waiting anxiously to announce, as time drew closer for my first piece to be published. Yesterday, my piece posted, and I couldn’t be more than thrilled!
I will also acknowledge, my piece contained a reminder I desperately found myself needing at the end of the day… a reminder I had designed for my submission piece…
I have also been helping to facilitate a smooth delivery for Everyday Ediths – ensuring we have coverage for our days to publish (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Because we are a collaborative group, thankfully not everything falls on my shoulders! Yet, I didn’t look at my calendar, and had scheduled myself to post an article introducing our monthly theme for June… yesterday…
Which meant two articles of mine went live on one day! And, while I usually don’t cross over between this blog and the other places I write too frequently, I wanted to post a link to my article yesterday, because apparently, my article has touched a few readers. So, please click the picture below, to read my thoughts on my “Struggle To Trust in the End Result.”
Which ultimately leads me to what I am most grateful for this week…
I am most grateful this week for the power of the written word. I am grateful at being given the gift to express myself clearly through my writing – to spark conversation, awareness, thoughts, debate, and inspiration.
For, as St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians states,
And, I am so grateful for the gift of writing.
I am so grateful to be able to recognize it is one of my strengths!
What about you, dear reader? What are you grateful for this week?
Don’t forget to leave your thoughts on gratitude in the comments below, or to tag me on IG (@beautifulcamouflagedmess, or #bctgp) or FB (@Beautifulcamouflage) to share your thoughts on gratitude!
And now, I am off to put my written words to use, and spend some needed time with my children – who are my secondary vocation (second only to my marriage). It is important both my husband, and my children, are aware they are loved – even if I want to keep writing today!
Until next week, dear reader…