It was the middle of September. I came into my room late because I was working on homework. This was my first time truly away from home, my first semester of college. The phone rang. It was my mother. Silence fell even after I picked it up. I could tell something was wrong. Immediately, I said, “Is it Grandma?” My Grandmother had been fighting cancer for about five years now. Somehow, I knew her time to go home with the Lord was soon approaching. This call confirmed it. She was on her death-bed.
My world crumbled that day, and my faith increased. I wrote. I prayed. I wrote. I prayed. This is where my blogging journey began. Out of my raw emptiness, I wrote to push on. I wrote to get through. I wrote to find inner strength.
That was 2009. Through the years, I have gained more confidence and more passion for writing and blogging. It has become my dream to be published someday. Until then, I continue to write. I continue to filter my experiences and my world through the click of keys and the flow of ideas from mind to page, from experience to literature.
Five Minute Friday is a weekly link-up where bloggers can let loose and “silence the critic within” to just write for five minutes on a one word prompt. This week’s word was… Write.