A new blog site! Facebook and Instagram pages! An invitation to friends to follow me and read what I write!
Exciting, new stuff ...
And the first thing I find myself thinking is:
"I better write some knock-their-socks-off entries right away so my readers think it is worth their time to read my thoughts!"
"I better really step it up."
Which - for me - is code for absolute paralysis. Writer's block of epic proportions. Those voices in my head will cut off any authentic, honest, truthful writing. This kind of self-generated pressure to be something or someone I am not in order to impress is the polar opposite of what I want to be about.
So right from the start I want to say: Sorry, friends!
All that exists underneath my new, shiny site ... is me, Alice.
Maybe Alice at Dawn yea, but mostly just Alice.
I still have questions about life, about faith, about love and family and work and what matters. I doubt myself, a lot. In fact, I doubt a lot of things, a lot. I have neurotic worries, I lose sleep over the dumbest things, I waste too much time, I get tired, I have bad habits.
But I also love to learn, love to read, love to share new ideas and thoughts and questions with any who will listen. I love a good poem, a quote or turn of phrase, a great book recommendation. I love to write about the mundane experiences of my life because I have come to learn that there are nuggets of pure goodness and wisdom in the everyday moments of life.
So, I am simply going to write what I feel like writing, from my heart, from my soul, from my life.
I hope you'll share a cup of coffee with me every once in awhile.
Just you. Just me.
Making our way, honestly ... together.
Thanks, Alice, for sharing straight from your heart. I've always appreciated how genuine you are with your teaching. I also want to be fully authentic. But you're right. It is a struggle to do so. The world puts so many pressures on us that unfortunately encourage the opposite. I'm loving your blog posts. Thanks for doing them!
Thanks for reading them, friend. It humbles me. 🙂