Thursday, September 26

Five Minute Friday: She

Five Minute Friday

 Friends, I wrote this last weekend... ya know on Friday or maybe Saturday, and then somehow it never got posted... Now wonder I'm failing at blogging. So it's a week later, but here it is. Me in all my five minutes of writing on the Five Minute Friday prompt: She

She wants to be a writer, but she's kinda lazy. Being a writer takes effort, work, commitment... and the ability to ignore some distractions.

But she... she is overly distracted, overly overwhelmed, overly tense and uptight.  She wants to write, but she's afraid of what might actually come out. When she can't make sense of what's in her head, what will it look like on paper, in ink, or on the computer screen.

She's always been a bit of a pessimist... and that discourages her even more. She's not miserable, just not right.

So she attempts to write without worrying if it's just right and hoping that 5 minutes isn't enough time to do much damage.

She loves community, but it scares her to death. What if she is rejected? Why is everyone else having such a good time? SOmetimes she isn't even sure how to write, blog, tweet, connect...

She is in desperate need of a weekend at Allume and she is counting down the days when the walls of the computer screen are broken down and there is connection again. A reminder of why she does this anyway. A shot in the arm of encouragement, inspiration, worship, and good food.

She is me... and she might be you.


  1. Aw, sweet friend! Don't second guess yourself. You are a beautiful writer, because you are sharing exactly who God has made you to be. I so wish I could see you at Allume, but not this year. I hope you keep writing! Your voice is needed, my friend!

    1. I will definitely miss you at Allume this year! Thank you for your encouragement!

  2. You won't be rejected friend!! I can't wait to meet you in person and give you a squeeze!! :)

    1. Counting down the days till I receive that hug!!!

  3. Hey Julie, I enjoyed reading this! Hopped over from our writers' group on FB. I so GET so much of what you said here. I'm glad you get to go to Allume. May you be refreshed and re-incouraged and re-reminded of who you are. :) Blessings, friend.

  4. I think we all suffer from a fear of rejection. And we assume everyone else is so well connected and we aren't. I can relate! But don't forget that you have value because you are the daughter of the King. And God will provide the right connections at the right times. Don't be discouraged!

    Christy @ A Heartening Life


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