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Weekend Wanders

I know the email for this assignment said to only write 1 to 2 sentences of why the piece we choose move us, but I felt it was important to share the whole story behind the piece that I selected.

I received a book called Words From a Wanderer by Alex(andra) Elle well over a year ago from part of this monthly subscription that I was apart of at the time.

When I first saw it I wasn’t the least bit interested in it and had planned on donating it to a local book store. Thing is – I could never bring myself to.

Finally, a few months ago, I took it with me to read while riding the Greyhound to visit a friend. And I fell hard for it!

So many pearls of wisdom and even a section at the end that allowed me a chance to write my own work – which I did šŸ™‚

My favorite lines from the Dear Self sections is from ‘Don’t be Afraid’:

“You are not that broken or that battered. You’re not that bruised and your spirit isn’t shattered.”

It serves as a reminder that my life may not be perfect, my growing up may have been rough, I have been hurt and made to feel less than, but dammit – I am still here!

My spirit is still strong and I AM strong enough to share what it is that I what to sing and say with the world.

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Music has always been a part of me. No matter how many times I would try to pursue a career in something else I would find myself coming right back to it. So now I am done with running scared. I was all in on this journey. And I'm so glad that I saw it through, because it lead me to something that I love. Something that I didn't think was possible - the ability to become a self published author. For years I have written poems, my thoughts, short stories, and songs. Really it was just therapy to me, but now I want to see where else it can take me too. So I'm learning the social media ropes thanks to all these social media outlets. Also working up my nerve to face the networking scene for the artists and musicians in my hometown too. All with the hopes of connect with others who love music as much as I do. And to make some coin by music and write freelancing. Let's see what happens, shall we?

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