Write what you know…

I do just the opposite.  I write what I don’t know.

I write about the things that are stuck in my head.  The lingering feelings that won’t go away.  The thoughts worth remembering, as dictated by my brain.  Perhaps something special happened that made my heart feel fuller.  Or maybe it was a light-bulb moment – a lesson learned that I don’t want to forget.

I always know where I need to start – but rarely do I know how my writing is going to end.  Sometimes this is exciting.  Other times, it’s scary.  Only time and edits will tell.

What I do know is this…

Every time I write, I grow.

I learn more about myself.  I gain empathetic perspective about other people.  I accept more – both strengths and weaknesses – about myself, as well as others.  Every time I write, I discover ways I can improve and am excited for the challenge.

When I work up the courage to push publish, the lingering thoughts dissipate.  I am no longer stuck in my head, because I trust these memories are stored safely in my blog.  My brain can let go, and I can look forward to the next moments worth remembering or future lessons to be learned.

And now you know I know I don’t always know…