Five Minute Friday: If I knew I could, I would…

Every Friday, The Gypsy Mama hosts what I believe to be one of the most inspirational link ups around. Five Minute Friday. She throws out a topic, we write for five minutes. We don't worry about edits, rewrites, spelling; we just go for it. It has helped me learned a lot about myself as a writer. I encourage you to check out the other brave women participating, and give it a whirl yourself! You never know what you heart might spill out when you give it a time limit. ;) 

 

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If I Knew I Could, I Would…

Write my memoir.

I would not question who would want to read it. I would self publish through Amazon and worry about the rest later. I would have deep knowledge in the fact we all have stories within us, boiling and bubbling in our veins, just bursting to be shared, explored, DOCUMENTED. I would have faith in my abilities to build words upon words in order to convey my emotions. I would stop worrying about who I might offend, and go forth and share my story. I would stop fretting over painting the idea that I was a happy, optimistic, positive girl throughout my pregnancy, because the truth is...I was petrified I wouldn't get to live to see my little girl grow up. That is harsh but it was my reality. My pregnancy was the biggest paradox I've ever lived; it was full of hope, but there was also so much unknown. I would write my heart and throw out the rest. I would embrace all that I am. I would throw my entire being in the project, knowing full well it is worth it and that our journey, my facets of a fairytale, will be well worth the work, the sweat, the tears. I would not let fear become my obstacle in this dream, but kiss hope and ask her to join me.

 

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11 comments :

  1. I can't wait to read your memoir, Tahnie. I dutifully followed Lisa's "Five-Minute Friday" instruction to visit the blogger before you, and I am so glad I did. All of a sudden, after reading one paragraph from you, my life and my two boys are unspeakably precious. I want to go in and kiss them each in their naps right this minute. Thank you for posting, and please do write your book.

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  2. Write it! We'll surely read it :)

    I love where you said "I would write my heart and throw out the rest."

    An excellent strategy for us all, I'm thinking. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I LOVE this.. your answer, response, idea... It's inspiring, actually. :)

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  4. get to writing my dear!!!! write your heart out. tell your story!!!

    xo:)

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  5. So beautiful! And what a great idea!

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  6. I love this and the idea. I need to start joining in. I think the best writing comes when you don't worry about edit's and if you are saying something inconnect. Then it truly comes from the heart. :)

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  7. tahnie - you are honestly so talented. your writing is so incredible. i would love it if you wrote a book. it would be appreciated by so many people.

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  8. I loved your post. I, too, have always wanted to write a memoir...many false starts. Your blog is beautiful...so glad I had a chance to visit.
    Cheryl

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  9. Just found your blog, and I love it! Love that quote at the end!

    www.melstevens1.blogspot.com

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