“I’m not very creative” doesn’t work. There’s no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity doesn’t just disappear. It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated through resentment or fear.
One of my goals before reaching 40 this summer was to publish a book; for the most part I kept it pretty quiet but the few friends who I shared this with (before I even started) looked wide eyed with disbelief, smiled and nodded in that fake encouraging fashion, which is OK – I may have reacted the same way if I was in their position! I’m a pretty determined person but this ‘project’ was more than sheer determination – this was me finally daring to step out into the arena to craft words. I’ve talked and dreamed of writing for many years; blogging my way through a few seasons of life helped establish some of what was dancing around in my head but ‘putting it out there’ with a price tag is a totally different ball game.
So here is part 1 of my ‘mothering’ series, ‘Moments on Mothering‘ – it’s a short collection of individual reflections from my journey of motherhood so far; each pieces should take you no more than 10 minutes to read and you can dip in and out as you please; I wrote it with the busy mama in mind!
These musings are in no way parenting advice or a motherhood heist; I’ve promised myself that I won’t write a ‘parenting book’ till my kids are at least in their 30’s! Each essay or poem is a reflection of my journey and personal observations as I’m living out this mayhem of maternity whilst doing my best to love my children, honour God and enjoy the ride.
The book launches just in time for our UK Mothers Day this weekend but you can pre-order it today ready to go live on your Kindle or device on Saturday 14th March.
If you enjoy this compilation of pieces please leave a review on Amazon and keep a look out this summer for part 2!