March…I don't even know where to begin.
I went back and revisited Marches of years past; seems to traditionally be a month of either tough transition or travel for me. This year it was both. Personally and professionally it was HUGE; so huge, in fact, I don't think I've wrapped my head around all of it yet. If I'm being honest, this month has left me confused in some ways, ambivalent in others, refreshed in a strange way and even more sure now that I'm right where I'm supposed to be.
I blogged more than normal, went back to yoga, spent many a weekend completely by myself and learned to not only appreciate–but to actually crave–quiet. That's a BIG deal for me. I was honored to guest post not once, but twice, for bloggers I so admire. I talked about claiming my title of 'writer' at Erin Margolin's Writer's Roots and about my Listen to Your Mother audition experience at Greta Funk's Great Expectations. A definite highlight was sharing my story and being selected to read at the very first Kansas City Listen to Your Mother show, coming up April 11 (buy tickets here….please! You'll love it, and I'd love to see kind faces in the audiences when I stand up there to share my story).
I also hopped in my car and drove all the way to Dallas, Texas, to spend a couple of days connecting with others who understand what this blog means to me. I can't say that I've completely digested everything from that time away; but what I know now more than anything is that this path I'm on is the right one. I've long said that I believe in the power of story, but I've said it timidly, afraid that others will dismiss me or ignore me; but the overwhelming and consistent message that I heard, in Texas and all through this month, was that I'm right. And that I must write. For me, for those who trust me with their words and for those who think they can't.
So, March, please know that while I appreciate you for the ample growth opportunities, I'm not entirely sad to see you go. Please take all of you when you leave, and let April work it's magic. I sure could use a little big of that right about now.
If you are unfamiliar with One Little Word, you can learn more about the concept at Ali Edwards' blog. You can catch up with my own One Little Word posts here. This month you've come from Cheri's blog and after you're finished reading here, you'll hop on over to visit Kelly. Thanks to Lee for hosting. If you get lost, the full list of participants is below.
Lisa: http://backtoallen.com/category/challenges/one-little-word/ <<<———————YOU ARE HERE
Missus Wookie: http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com