Your Story Matters. Let It Be Told.
When I talk to people and I tell them what I do, many people tell me, "Boy, do I have a story to tell." or "I want to write my story." There is a sense of yearning and needing to release what a person is holding inside. We all need that. I mean, think about it. When you read a compelling story that includes a major shift in the main character, you know you relate and you feel changed as a reader. That is the power of the written word—it can change you and it can be as private or as public as you want. Reading and writing can literally change your entire mindset while you're sitting on your couch watching your kids play or while you're on a train commuting to work. The power of writing your story and the power of reading someone else's story is transformative. You don't have to be in any particular place to experience the power. You don't have to travel to the gym or a meeting place. It can be done exactly where you are and where you are most comfortable. Let's face it—most readers and writers tend to be introverted (not always), so creating major change within the confines of what suits your personality is awesome!
There is a story or many stories within all of us that we wish to share, to release in order to heal our own hearts and to heal the hearts of others. Perhaps you grew up with abuse. Perhaps you became a doctor at age 50. Perhaps you experienced a devastating loss of a loved one. Perhaps you want to honor a unique cultural background. We all have lived and we have lived lives that have the power to inspire and connect. Writing your story can be the equivalent of extending your hand and saying, "I am here. Let me show you that you're not alone." Stories connect us. Your story is your documented history.
What story do you want to tell? Will you let me help you write it?