So, I wanted to write this blog post because for a LONG time, I struggled with whether to call myself a writer. Why? I had this definition in my mind since I was a little girl about being a writer. I thought writers like to write because their favorite subject was English, had good grammar, writers enjoyed reading, writers can creatively, articulate how they feel, make up funny stories, can quote famous writers, they basically enjoyed it and can do it all day, in my mind this was not me.
On the other hand, I felt like, the only time I wrote seriously was in school, writing papers, I didn’t want to write and writing wasn’t a strong talent of mine. It seems crazy because I was always writing something since I can remember, I had journals I’ve written in since I was in high school.
I realized that writing was very therapeutic, relaxing for me. I LOVE to write in my journal and drinking tea in peace. For a while, I didn’t realize that until recently in my 30s, that it was and still is therapeutic for me. So why am I questioning whether I’m a writer or not and I have a blog… Well, when I started this blog in 2009, it was for my business Silk Spa Creations, I wanted to give a “behind the scenes” look at how I created my bath and body products and give updates on what I was doing with my business, it was called: Trista’s Creations, after my business name.
Since then my blog has taken a totally different turn. I write now about my life, business and the things God is doing in my life. Since I’ve accepted Jesus as Lord in my life, over 10 years ago, my Journal writing was no longer about what my boyfriend did, or what my Bff said to me that pissed me off. My Journal is about the AMAZING God moments in my life. I’ll pray about a situation, write it down and watch God answer it.
I’ve recently came across a scripture that says to write down all God is doing. It’s in Jeremiah 30:2– “…Write all the words that I have spoken to you in a book (Journal).” This is what I do almost every day. I can sit and write 5 to 10 pages of whatever is on my heart and other days, I can barely write a sentence but I find myself still writing regardless of how I feel.
I have recently came to peace with calling myself a writer. God has put on my heart to write a book, this is totally out of my comfort zone and since starting the process of writing this book, I’ve questioned to call myself a writer but because it has always been something that is part of me and I’ve been doing it for so long. I AM A WRITER! I may not be what other writers are but I’m different. God created me to be different and set apart, Psalms 4:3– “Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.”