Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts?
I am going to have to say that 99.9% of the time, my blog posts are written from my bed. I would love nothing more than to be able to sit at a desk like in this picture Portrait of a Lady as the Magdalen however, whenever I sit too long, especially in a hard chair, the pressure builds up in my pelvis and I end up having to change positions every few moments. (To tell the truth, I look like I have ants in my pants…it’s not a pretty sight.)
In my bed, however, I have the cushioning that I need to be able to sit up for longer periods of time. It is easier for me to type on the laptop than the iPad for obvious reasons – the keyboard. Once I get a bluetooth keyboard for my iPad there’ll be no stopping me! I will be able to write while sitting up and also while lounging back (pretty much laying on my back with enough pillows to where I can see what I’m writing) which will double my possible typing time.
Since this is a happy post (ok, so I might not be cracking jokes, but I am not crying over someone either, so that automatically by the rules of my blog page make this a happy post (looks like I’m ruling with an iron fist…lol). Ok, so the point of all of that is that someone made a comment about a comment that I made on another page (is your head spinning yet?). I was so touched by this man’s kind words that if you don’t mind (or even if you do) I would like to share some of them with you. The post that I had commented on can be found here.
I have been on your blog and am now following it. So much pain and deep rivers of hurt that out of respect for your privacy I won’t get into here. I found I had to pause many times when reading about your life.
Far be it for me to come and say I have the ideas that will fix everything. Guys are fixers. We see a problem and become frustrated when we can’t solve it.
What I do know is that somehow in ways I don’t know but feel deep in my heart you will use all of these experiences to reach many. I note that you have received the Liebster’s award. As I read your soul-penetrating writing a few thoughts came to my mind I feel led to share.
God has given you a gift to write. The realness and openness of your writing is riveting. When a reader even with as much as I have read and experienced has to take several breaths reading your writing, that’s special. You are most deserving of the Liebster award.
You are a beautiful and intelligent soul, who deserves to have a joyous life. Don’t believe the lies people have said about you. I believed for over 48 years the lies my father and others in my own family told me. I am still healing from the negative programming I received, but I am healing. If I can take that journey with all I’ve experienced it is my hope for you that you will too.
These words of encouragement spoken by a complete stranger were enough to bring me to tears. It still amazes me how the people here on WordPress have a way of supporting each other like no one close to home can do. There are a few things I left out, so again, if you are interested in reading the whole conversation and especially the original post, you can do so here.
Wherever one decides to write, be it at a desk, while traveling, or even in bed, keep supporting your fellow writers, people of WordPress. You never know when those supporting words will be just exactly what the person needs to hear at the time!
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