Time to take the leap of faith

Well, I’ve been working on my website on and off for over a year….OK, maybe even closer to two years. Like everything else, life kept getting in the way. Life, and fear. It’s amazing how someone can have others look to them for answers, but they have fear when putting trust into themselves. OK, maybe not fear….insecurity? Yeah, we’ll run with that one. I’ve always known I wanted to write. I’ve always known I wanted, and needed to help others. Now, with the launch of my website, I hope to start doing that. Like this blog, and me as well, my website is a work in progress.

WOP_2colI only have one course available to start, Putting Pen to Paper, but I’m offering it two nights a week. It doesn’t start until after March Break and will each session will run for six week. By that time I will be close to launching a second class, Proprioceptive Writing, as I’m finishing up a refresher course on that myself. That will follow, very shortly after, with classes on writing your own life story.

With all of this in mind, I put pen to paper myself last night and wrote my first poem in probably 35 years. WOW! I shocked myself with I did that math. The last poem I remember writing, and I probably still have it here, was when I was 15 years old and still lived at home with my Dad and Stepmom. I spent a lot of time down on the lakefront in Bright’s Grove, Ontario pouring out my teen angst. Not having written poetry in so many years, I wasn’t sure what would come out of the end of my pen. Just a note here; yes, I do use pen to paper. My creativity tends to flow more freely in that manner and I don’t edit myself, as I do typing this blog. I’ve included the poem here, for what it’s worth. Good, bad or indifferent, these are the words that flowed from my pen.

IMG_0283I Stand Alone

I stand alone,

Secure in my understanding of who I am

Where I have been

And where I am going.

I stand alone,

Confident in my abilities

My strengths and

My weaknesses.

I stand alone,

Unwavering in my beliefs

Of the Spirit within

And the energy around.

I stand alone,

Knowing I have to love myself first.

Recognizing we have to be able to be alone

Before we can understand how to be together.

I stand alone…..

If you want to check out my website, you can find it at www.writesofpassage.ca 

Please remember, it’s still in development and things will keep changing on it. I’m still working on the mobile version (slight technical issues), and I’ve already had the suggestion of offering online, or long distance classes. I guess we’ll just have to see what develops.


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