This morning I am joining in on Lisa-Jo Baker’s 5 Minute Friday. This week’s prompt word is writer. I have 5 minutes to write. No deep thinking, no editing. Here goes!
I’m not used to calling myself a writer, but writing has always been a big part of my life—
- In school, I re-wrote (yes, by hand like the ancient dinosaurs did) my lecture notes to study. If I write something down, I don’t forget it!
- In my senior English IV class, I will never forget Mr. Woods telling me that my writing was too “wordy.” I still have to edit my writing over and over, deleting extra words!
- I don’t express my feelings very well verbally, especially anger or fear. If I write down my feelings, I can see them in black and white and deal with them. I feel the anger or fear leaving my body just by writing it down.
- Sometimes—actually a lot of times—I don’t get a chance to write down my feelings. I do this weird thing in my head where I think of what I would write down. My brain must think in words, because imagining that I am writing it all out makes me feel better!
- I love to write about my personal experiences with God. He has shown me His mercy and love so much in my life that I hope to share that with others.
- I always get very nervous for others to read what I write. It’s so personal that it feels like I am letting them read my diary!
This is how I feel when I write: