Saturday, August 22, 2015

to find your voice

Today, I'm linking up with other writers for Five Minute Friday over at Kate Motaung's place. Writing for just five minutes straight without fancy edits. Won't you come on over and check it out and maybe even use your voice to join in? This week's prompt is "find". 

It took me 47 years to find my voice. I mean really find it. 

She likes to play hide and seek though since then. If she doesn't feel the surroundings are safe, she plays it safe and stays inside, which in the end isn't the best choice.

But, she's timid.
She's been hurt and shot down in the past.

She steps out now and then though. Out of the shadows and into the light. 
She's been stepping out in different arenas.
In relationships,
in art,
in writing.

And, mostly, she's been finding lately that the waters are safe. She's been finding encouragement and love and support like never before.

This makes it easier to step out and "say" out the next time.
This makes it easier for Voice to create. To speak her mind. To speak her truth.

But, even when it isn't easy, she knows it's ultimately much more emotionally healthy to step out and speak.

The benefits far outweigh the risks.
Benefits to relationships.
to health
to her art and creativity.

She's learning to come out of her timid, silent self and to speak her mind and let others inside.

In many ways, the finding of this voice is still ongoing, and might be for as long as I live. 

Like the unfolding of the petals of a flower, the voice needs time and encouragement and love to keep showing herself and to keep revealing truth.

She's committed to this process. 
This life-long process of unfolding.

Blessings to you, friend and thanks for stopping by today! I hope you find your voice, too.



  1. Thank you for sharing your heart! Came from FMF. God bless, Lyndse

  2. Anne, we went in much the same direction with the word prompt. I'm visiting from FMF where I'm parked in the #16 spot.

  3. Anne, thanks for this beautiful post. I relate to it a lot- I think it has taken me a long time to find my voice as well and there are still times when it runs back into hiding. But I agree that ultimately it's healthier to speak up and let people in. Please keep sharing- you have great insights! - visiting from FMF (#59)


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