Letting it Out

7:00 AM

As I said in my look back at 2015, it was a mixed year for me. While I got to do a lot of amazing things, I also had to deal with some very hard things as well. Many of the things I have gone through, I have wanted to share, but many of them were matters I felt I couldn't on my public blog. The events have left me feeling very emotionally weak, so I decided to take a step back from a lot of things I do.

If you have read my blog for any amount of time, you probably have found out that writing means a lot more to me than just the stories. When I write, I spill a lot of my emotions into the words. The stories often are my way of coping and processing what is going on around me. When I am feeling most overwhelmed by life, it usually is because I haven't had the time to write.

So, to deal with a lot of the emotions that have been building inside the last part of 2015, I have taken the month of January and am throwing myself into writing. I am trying to write about 5,000 words a day and also spend a lot of extra time at the feet of Jesus. Even though I have only been at this about a week, I am already feeling better.

I am very grateful that my life is such right now that I could take this time to really step back from a lot of things and focus on what helps me to heal. I am sure, with the help of God, I will come out at the other end of this stronger and better because of this.

How do you recover from emotionally hard times?

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  1. This was great to read. Thank you for being so open when you write---it really helps the rest of us.
    For me, writing really helps me recover emotionally, too. That, and lying on the floor in my room praying. There's something about getting down as low as I can. "At the feet of Jesus," you could say. :) When you said that you feel overwhelmed by life when you can't write, that clicked in my mind, too---that's what happens to me!
    Love you, and I hope you have a full and joyful time of recovery.

    1. I am glad you were encouraged. Thank you for your friendship.