Wowsa. There’s so much to say that I don’t even know where to start. So, I’m going to start with right here, right now.

I just got off the phone with my website hosting company and it’s been a journey. My old blog has been completely lost. Years and years of blogging and podcasting now only accessible if I decide to get out the many hard drives and repost them.

That’s definitely something I could have done, but when I really took time to sit with myself, I realized now is the perfect time to start a new.

September was my birthday month, COVID has forced me to stop and re-examine life, my health has been not great and so I was forced to admit that I couldn’t do the job I had been so excited about and so…stop. That’s what my heart was telling me. Just stop for a second.

So, that’s what I did and now I am ready to start fresh, start over, start focusing on dreams I’ve let slide and losing all my blog posts and having to start this over has been par for the course.

So, it’s with that perspective that I just start over.

My goal right now with this blog is to just get back into a daily writing habit. I miss blogging. I have felt stifled (more on that in future blogs) by all that is going on and I think that’s a big reason my health is what it is.

So, in order to move forward with positivity, I’ve decided to do two things in the next couple months (1) I am doing the NaNoWriMo challenge and (2) I am diving into healing my body. The first I’m beyond excited about. Writing a novel has been a life-long dream of mine and for the first time in my life, I’m feeling ready to go after that dream. The latter I’m not excited about but my health is dire so I must put my big girl pants on and get it done. No more excuses. I’m not sure what it’s going to look like, but…isn’t that just what life is..lots of uncertainty?

I’m going to be sharing both journeys here and on my social media pages so hopefully you’ll come along and they’ll be valuable experiences.

As I type this, I am noticing how rusty I am in my writing so I’m really glad I have decided to start blogging again so I can go after my dreams of writing. Funny how that works. lol.

Anyway, bear with me as I get back on the writing train and hopefully have some fun stories, insights and experiences to share with you.

Hugs,

Jenna

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I’m doing a thing! So, I’ve dreamed of writing novels since I was a kid and, for some reason, it’s been really tough for me to make the decision to go for it. The voice in my head had all the negative things to say but mostly, it was the voices on the outside encouraging me to write non-fiction. I have a lot of crazy stories about overcoming insane adversity and those outside voices could only see me making an impact by sharing those stories as they were. But, my heart kept nudging me – quietly at first and then a bit louder and then a bit louder until about a month ago when it all became crystal clear to me how I could share my stories and make an impact but through novels. It was such a powerful moment and it in no small part can be attributed to #NaNoWriMo NaNoWriMo for those who don’t know is National Novel Writing Month and it’s completely INSANE! You basically commit to writing a novel (50,000 words) in a month. There’s about half million participants all cheering each other on. It’s pretty magical energy so far and we’re only in prep. #pretober to be specific. LOL. Insane! And, I love it 😊 I’ve decided to get back to the habit of writing every day I’m going to take October to start blogging again. These prompts are going to be such fun to share my perspective on. I have no expectations for any of this other than to start listening to my heart. This year has been hard for all of us and I believe that if we can take time each day to check in with ourselves and (for me), share how we’re feeling, what we’re thinking, be still and quiet so we can see the best way for us to move forward, we’ll all be better off. Blogging is a more effective way for me because I love sharing but for some, it’s journaling, for some it’s singing, for some it’s meditation, whatever it is that makes you feel centered and intone with yourself. It’s all good. I’m babbling now, but just wanted to begin my month of sharing with this photo. I hope you’ll check back here to see what I’m up to in the hopes that it inspires you to find whatever makes you happy. I’m definitely rusty with the words so this is a really good exercise for me. 😊 #aggressiveoptimism #instawrimo

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