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I am a Writer

Josie Davis

It’s weird to write those words.

“I am a writer”

No one gave my permission to say that. No one else told me that I’m a writer. I haven’t written any books that have been on the NYT best seller list, and heck, I've barely put pen to paper over these last few years. But I’m done with waiting for someone to give me permission.

Writing has always been something I’ve loved. During my teens I spent almost every night spilling my angsty little heart out into my journal. I still have those journals packed away in our basement, just sitting around for anytime I feel like I could use a little dose of teenage drama in my life. As I went off to college, journaling got lost in the shuffle. I still wrote papers and essays and any number of collegiate things, but that personal connection with writing slowly faded away.

The past few years I thought about writing a lot. Like this little bug stuck in my brain, buzzing around reminding me that it’s still there, waiting for me to get myself together and get back to it. Even in the past when I was blogging regularly about style and DIYs and other fun things I found myself wanting to write more, but having no idea where to start, worried I’d alienate followers by writing more, or worse, just be bad at it.

One of the books I finished off 2018 with was the much talked about “Girl, Wash Your Face”. One of the ideas I loved that I took from that book is her belief that how we talk about our goals and dreams has a huge effect on how or if they come to be. It really made me examine how I think about my aspirations. For years I’ve been thinking “I want to be a writer someday”, meanwhile I never made any effort to write more, or at all really. This year, I’ve stopped saying passive things like “I want” and am instead swapping it with phrases like “I am” and “I will”. I feel a lot more drawn to write every single day when I’m regularly telling myself “I am a writer” because after all, writers tend to, ya know, write.

If you’re waiting for some magical day when you can say that you’re this or that, stop. Just own it. Run at it full force and stop waiting for permission.

Saturday Inspiration

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I know I've already been talking a lot about staying in the moment this summer, and I love to give myself more and more reminders to take it all in. At work all of the new fall clothes are rolling in and I get twinges of feeling where I can't help but be excited for fall. But I'm really trying to slow myself down and appreciate this beautiful summer weather while it's here, and then enjoy autumn once it arrives. 

More Saturday mornings in bed with the windows open, more toes in the sand on hot afternoons, more fresh fruits and veggies with every meal. Soak it all in.

Stay a While, Summer.

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Summer is already  F L Y I N G  by. I just want to hold onto it for dear life. We are working on the house in full force, trying to get as much done this summer as we can. Peronsonally, I'm looking to make some big changes too, and my head seems to constantly be swimming with thoughts about them. 

You may have noticed I took a little hiatus from blogging after I went on vacation. I was feeling overwhelmed by a lot of different things, and honestly, just not myself. I also was testing to see if I do want to continue blogging. I lost a lot of my audience after my domain problems, and it seems a lot of bloggers are quitting these days too. Then, I laid in bed the other night and realized I missed it. I miss it pushing me to try new things and stay creative. I miss how my blog has helped to teach me new things and improve old. 

So, I will be back. Soon.