As I write this, 691,197 different people have visited my blog since I published my first article over 10 years ago.
In addition, my articles have been read well over a million times.
I am amazed by that… and I am humbled.
I had no idea that it would go that way. I was only looking for a way to express my thoughts and feelings.
I have had many years where writing came so easy, but I also have had those times where I struggled to write. Over those years, I always had the motivation to write. Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night and just get up and make my way to my keyboard and get the thoughts that were in my head out. Words would just flow out of my fingers and I found a deep satisfaction in the process and the release of my thoughts.
In those times when I struggled to put my thoughts down, it wasn’t because of a lack of desire to write. Over those brief seasons of “writer’s block” my desire was there… I just couldn’t find a way to get the words out. I would start to think it was time to shut down my website and find something else to fill the void. As a matter of fact, I did just that a few times. I even posted that I was done writing and would have weeks of silence and then out of the blue the words would be there and once again it was easy to write.
I even woke up one day and had the crazy notion to write a book. I did just that. On April 12, 2018, My book “Footprints in a Small Town” was published. I honestly believed that between a few close friends and family, I would sell about 10 copies (5 copies which would have been purchased by my mother). I was wrong about that. It has sold far beyond any dream I may have had for it. One year later, while sales have tapered off, it continues to sell and I am still amazed at the response. Thank you to all who have played along and read my book. I am forever grateful.
Again, I am amazed by that… and I am humbled.
However, for the past 4 – 6 months, I have been going thorough a time where I am struggling with finding the words to write. As I have said, I have gone through seasons like this before.
This time it is different.
For the first time in over 10 years, I have lost the drive and desire to write.
I am not saying I will never write again. I will probably post something next week.
Simply put… I have grown in good ways and God has helped me change my perspective on a few things that I would not have learned if I had not been writing.
Hopefully, the footprints that I continue to leave will point others in the right direction and towards Jesus Christ.
Please do not interpret this change as anything other than what it is. It has been a wonderful, amazing time in my life and I have no bitterness, nor regret of anything I have done with my writings.
I will continue on my journey and my hope and prayer is that one day I will be free to share more of my stories and be able to regain the desire to write once again.
As I have said from the very start of this blog…
- Thank you to all who have commented on my posts… 95% of your comments never got posted (sorry about that… I think).
- Thank you to those that played along and allowed me to pick up some of the broken pieces of my life and share a portion of my story with you.
Always remember that your footprints leave a legacy for the world to see… may God be honored by what you leave behind.