One of the best aspects of being a blogger is hearing from a reader that you’ve inspired them in some way. The goal for my Write It Out series is to inspire my readers to reflect, write, and share about certain topics as they come up each month. This month’s topic is about being new and someone very special to me happened to be inspired by the post I shared about being new at things—my mom. She sent this beautiful piece to me and I just had to share it with you (and add it to the link-up). As she prepares to take a big step in her life and be in a position where almost everything will be new to her, she is choosing to see a wide open future as something exciting and adventurous instead of intimidating. We can all take inspiration from her as we look out into our own futures and make the choice to be brave, bold holders of the unknown. Here is what she wrote:
Wide open spaces, wide open time.
When I look out to this new future
my mind quickly wants to fill it.
But I don’t want it to.
It’s so clean, pure, so full of possibilities
but I don’t want them defined.
I am unaccustomed to freedom.
It shimmers and shines with an unfamiliar air.
As I look more closely, a time comes to me,
in my distant past, where we met before.
Yes, I remember.
I am older now and there is much that wants
to take my wide open place and make it heavy,
complicated, a burden.
Wide open and light.
I will protect this new freedom,
from others, from myself.
Soon I will step and the shape and form will come.
For now I will hold the unknown and unfilled.
I will let myself know it once more.
Isn’t that beautiful? I can’t wait to read what you come up with from this month’s inspiration. You can write anything you want: a short story, a long poem, free prose, etc. As always, make sure you link your post with the others below. Review the details below and check out what I wrote for this month’s prompt.
- write from this month’s prompt and post on your blog
- submit your post below where it says “click here to enter”
- use the graphic I created for your post (if you want to)
- use the hashtag #writeitout4 on social media to promote your post
- encourage your readers to take part, too!