No Words Today

I want to write so badly this morning and post something here. I just don’t have much in my heart besides heaviness at the moment.

I read this yesterday…

“People will say just about anything about you and to you when they feel fear. This fear comes from a place of not knowing who you are and what your divine purpose is. It comes from a place that has no faith, no confidence and no power. Next time someone says something critical or harsh about you or to you, realize they just don’t know who they are yet. Realize that YOU DO and move forward. Let it go … Life is too short to let someone else’s fear bother you.”

It is easier said than done.

You know it sounds silly but I actually thought that MAYBE…just MAYBE…I could figure this writing thing out….Something that I enjoy. And share it. I’ve been writing for my whole life but just privately. I decided to take a shot at opening it up. And it was very scary but I kept at it because I believed being vulnerable was ok. The thing with being vulnerable is that you put your heart on the line.

My spirit took a massive blow last week. And it has had a hard time bouncing back. So MAYBE it is just time to move on, lock up the book, throw the key away, figuratively close this chapter and find a new dream…I haven’t decided. But for today and right now, if I am being honest, I have let harsh words break my heart and take this silly dream from me.


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  1. Lindsay says:

    PLEASE don’t stop writing. You have a gift and with that gift I think it’s your responsibilityโ€”-if you want it, of course–to share and connect with people who can grow from your words. <3

    • Thank you for keeping me accountable. Hard days come and your line “I think it’s your responsibility” stayed with me the entire day yesterday. Thank you for kind words during a stumble of mine.

  2. Ashley L says:

    You have an incredible passion, talent, and heart for everything you do. And when you have a gift you gotta spread it. Don’t give away your power to people who don’t understand you. It’s their issue to figure out not yours. I have truly felt inspired by your entries and Instagram posts. I believe more people would be impacted by your absence than those who are CHOOSing to look, read, and do whatever they do with your shizz. Keep your head up girl because at a lot of times your words have kept mine up! XO

  3. Robin says:

    Hey, Steph. Just saw this; hope my asking about your book the other day make your heart feel heavier.

    Yes, you should keep believing in your work. And if you ever want to chat about it, let me know. I’m a freelance editor (mainly books; have done some magazine work, too) and would love offering some friendly support, if my skill set intersected with your hopes and needs for the project. Maybe I was suddenly thinking about you and your book the other day for a reason. Or maybe just because I love books and literary pursuits. Who can say. ๐Ÿ™‚ But anyway, sending you love and light and inspiration! And maybe a couple happy hours revisiting Big Magic! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’ll message you today ๐Ÿ™‚ I already answered in my head but then the last few weeks have been a whirlwind and my message in my head didn’t translate into words. I would absolutely love to chat with you. Soon! I believe everything happens for a reason ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Lori says:

    When I felt alone, afraid, and uncertain I stumbled across your IG and blog. Without even knowing it you have played a pivotal role in me connecting to my inner self and finding the strength to rewrite the story of my life. There will always be critics. Up to us which voices we choose to listen to. Those that empower or those that tear down. Yours is a voice that empowers. It needs to be heard! Don’t stop!

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