My Journey to Become a Writer 05/09/2024 Post #130

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It’s getting too late to write much.

I do want to acknowledge what was happening a year ago during this time.

My mom was dying. Here’s a look back at May 8th, 2023:

I do miss my mom at times; but I can’t bring myself to want that season back for either one of us

I have been in need of the renewal mentioned in II Corinthians 4:16. Day by day it has been happening – little by little, bit by bit. I feel like an athlete who has needed to sit the bench to recover from a serious injury for an extended period of time.

This was what I wrote a year ago on this day:

There have definitely been some moments when I didn’t know if I would survive the year. I’m thankful that my heart is starting to recover some – both physically and figuratively.

Now, if I could just get some of these manuscripts completed and miscellaneous tasks accomplished…

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 130 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through L.A. Writers’ Lab and got ready for something I have been planning for quite a while. I’ll share more details another day.  

Research & Development I’m Doing to Improve My Writing & Business Strategy

I’ve been networking with other writers quite a bit over the last eight months through various classes, groups, and collaborations. Having people view my work and getting the opportunity to hear others share their writing has been good for diving deeper into the art of story telling.

I’ve got a lot more I could say about that; but sleep is also good, so I’d better get to bed, because hopefully I’ll be getting out the door early tomorrow.

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Looking back at this post from 99 days ago is very telling. I was trying to do way too much at the time. I am all for a heavy workload; but I know my body, mind and heart have been in a weakened state, especially in the last year. The pressure to keep pushing forward and getting big things done was becoming overbearing. I’m thankful that I’m in the midst of a season of stepping back, so that I can gain some strength and hopefully get my resilience back. Maybe my toenails will one day look normal again – they’d totally stopped growing for a while, due to stress, and there is still a line marking that time period across both of my big toes. Not that anybody needs to know about my toe issues…


I'm not sure what to say here: I once got second place in a dog-look-alike-contest? I know how to fold a fitted sheet? I'm pretty much a poster child for social backwardness - at least as far as social media is concerned; but I have some stories I think I'm supposed to share and am attempting to do that here, in this space.

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