My heart is filled to overflowing. So full.
There was so much amazing stuffed into Friday, it is hard to catch my breath. Talk about living life full throttle.
Thursday I sat down and wrote a couple pieces to be published as guest posts on other blogs. One, my Stigma Fighters, submission was published yesterday!!!! I would be so happy if you headed over to Old School/New School Mom to check it out. (FYI, I proofed it yesterday, but of course found a glaring error today–totally my fault–but I want to clarify, I have 3 girls in 4 years, not 4 girls in 4 years).
I also wrote a piece for the Semi Colon Project. I originally learned about it in early April when I heard about a blogging round up. The Semi Colon Project is an International undertaking to encourage those dealing with self harm, suicidal ideations, and other mental health challenges. It’s goal is to remind us that we do not have to choose a period (ending our life), we as the authors of our lives can choose use a semi colon where we as the authors could have chose to stop our lives (a period) or just a pause (a semi colon). We were invited to draw a semi colon on our wrists to signify our support and share our stores. I posted mine here. I proudly showed off my crayola marker semi colon.
And went about my day.
Yet slowly, I was drawn back to that post as my depression deepened and the struggle got harder. I would read the post again, start at my wrist imagining the semi colon there.
It became a lifeline of sorts.
I took a few moments to let the leaders of the Semi Colon Project know. They responded very kindly and asked me to share more of my story to share on the project blog. I finally wrote that Thursday as well.
I woke up to an e-mail telling me how much she loved my writing, asking if she could share it on their blog and asking me to join the project as a weekly contributor to the project blog.
I was speechless. I have been looking for my voice…
As I read, I found myself hyperventilating. Caitlyn, said, “what did you win a trip to Paris or something?” I told her about the e-mail. She said, “you like writing that much??” “Yes sweetie, writing makes the world make sense to me.”
I did ask to wait to make my decision until Monday. I want to make sure I can give the project the attention and dedication it deserves. But I am pretty confident I know my answer…
Then, if that weren’t enough, Sue read her book, yes, THAT book, Fancy Nancy and the Dazzling Book Report to daddy.
But more on that later…
My heart is so full. So much wonderful going on. I can’t express my excitement and joy at the last few days. Just amazing.