“Writing is like talking on paper. If you are not afraid to speak, you shouldn’t be afraid to write because writing is just another form of speaking.” Michele Weldon
When was the last time you told a story about your life? Who was your audience? How did you highlight the life defining moments? As promised I interviewed my good friend Michele Weldon to offer you a variety of tips to pen your story. Michele mentioned that if we remember, “Writing is like talking on paper. If you are not afraid to speak, you shouldn’t be afraid to write because writing is just another form of speaking.” Anyone of you afraid to speak? We are women…I doubt it! She suggested using a recording device to help the process. You are still talking although without an audience. Writing your story has begun.
Michele Weldon:“It is really important to consider the sanctity of our words and our thoughts. By ignoring them or not allowing them to have life on the page, on a recorder or to exist in the world, we are really denying their validity and capacity to help us understand our own lives, our goals and our dreams. It is really a matter of self-care to honor the words that are in your head and to recognize that it is okay that they are not ordered well or perfect.”
It’s time to ask yourself: What part of my life can I honor right now by giving it life on a piece of paper? Is it a divorce? Have I overcome an illness? Have I lost a spouse or child? Have I been recently fired? Have I lost your financial security? Did I transform a tragedy into a triumph? Did I overcome a fear that has plagued me most of my life?
Michele suggested we understand that we may not be able to change our past or control it, although we are able to craft the narrative of who we are. Research studies confirm the benefits of writing our stories as helpful steps to be in control of your own story and how we frame what has happened to us. Writing supports our emotional well-being.
The WORD TICKLER is: TRUST. (Ticklers offer you a place to start your story)
As you can see, there are countless ways to start. How will you begin?
Tune in for more tips. Please share. You may have a friend that really needs to write their story.
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