It began almost a year ago. A dear friend "urged" me to create my own blog and start writing. I have sliced about this before. I was unsure, nervous, and timid.
I realize now that she started me on this journey. She believed in me. She saw something. Knew I would love it and benefit from it. She probably saw that it would take many months for me to warm to the idea and open up. She was right!
Whether or not all of this scheming was in her "grand plan", the other night the prospect of it got me thinking. How can I pay it forward? Who will I "urge"? How will I nurture and encourage and push, if necessary?
I hope my eyes and ears and heart are tuned in to those around me. I hope I take the moments to encourage and support when the time comes. I hope a new writer is born.
I still have a lot to learn and a lot of growing to do, especially as a writer. But I hope to share this journey with others. I hope they experience their own growth. I hope they become more comfortable with their own voice and style. I hope they find community here.
Let's all keep our senses tuned for the future slicers out there. Until Tuesday...