And then there were five.
Five weeks, that is. We are half-way through our ten weeks of writing together. Phew! Are you still here with me? Our numbers are dwindling, and if you’re anything like me, these check-ins seem to be coming much too frequently! If you are someone who hasn’t checked in every week, do not despair or feel you can’t jump back in. Check in when you like, and if not, then at least keep writing.
What in your writing is worth telling? What stories need to be known by others? What commitments have you made to others, and have others made in sharing their stories with you? This week’s guest essay by Bianca Williams–Guard Your Heart and Your Purpose: Faithfully Writing Anthropology reflected on finding courage and faith in the writing. Acknowledge vulnerability. Discern purpose. Have faith. There are stakes involved in our writing as she so clearly reminded us…and herself.
Words are powerful. The words we hear, transcribe, and create do things in the world and act on our hearts.
Indeed they do.
Here’s to a fantastic Week 6, to collectively getting over the “hump,” to this coming Monday’s fantastic guest essay by Kristen Ghodsee, and to community in the writing. Looking forward to hearing where the writing took you this past week.