I've Experienced Writing as a Powerful Tool. Have You?

I’m young, but I’ve lived through a lot. I’m guessing you have too.

We all have moments in our life that shape us and define us.

Uprooting, replanting, marriage, divorce, childbirth, loss, trauma, healing, success, love, reawakening.

Sometimes we don’t know what to do with those moments or seasons. We lock them away in a chest and vow never to look at them again. We try to move on quietly even when there’s still an ache that needs to be tended. And sometimes, even though an experience was positive and life-giving, we get distracted with other things and neglect to honor it like it deserves.

I’ve had seasons in my life that were painful and devastating, and times of abundance and peace, but no matter what I go through I’ve found an anchor and a compass through writing.

When you feel pain, confusion, self-doubt, anger, hope, inspiration, possibility—writing is a tool.

Writing is a powerful resource for processing your experiences, planning, claiming, grieving, and celebrating. It’s a vehicle for transformation. Sometimes we’re able to change the world around us, and sometimes there’s nothing we can do to change our circumstances, but in that moment we can change ourselves.

Writing helped me survive after sexual assault as a teen. It helped me connect with the Divine and find guidance as a young adult. It gave me a voice while I was silenced in an abusive marriage. It carried me through the devastation of divorce and to the other side when nothing in my life felt solid. It brings to life my dreams and goals as I build a new future for myself.

And writing is there for you, too. Have you opened the door to it?

I would love to help you tell your story. Don’t let your experiences, your pain, or your joy lie dormant. There are so many people who need to hear you.

Find your voice. Claim it. Use it.