You get to be any blogger in this challenge. Who would you be? Why?
It was submitted by: Not That Sarah Michelle
This is a Secret Subject Swap Writing Challenge and when I first saw it, my head exploded. I mean, how do I chose just one from this group? A VERY talented group of ladies with very diverse styles. I love reading what everyone else writes about. It inspires me to try harder and be better, to push myself out of my comfort zone with my writing. We support each other, and sometimes I think they are the only ones reading what I write.
Thankfully, Hubs was home and able to push all my exploded brains back in my head. He does come in handy.
So who would I be? Once my brains were back in my head, it was a no brainer. I would be Karen from Baking In A Tornado.
The why is a bit more complicated. The list is long.
- I love her writing. I want to write like her when I grow up. She’s made me laugh, cry and think, all in one post. Not an easy thing to do for a writer.
- She manages to keep up us all motivated and understands when life gets in the way of our blogs.
- When I’ve been ready to give up and walk away she manages to ask me the right questions that make me remember why I started in the first place.
- She’s creative. Just read her blog and check out her amazing recipes.
- She helps me with editing. When my emotions are high, I ramble. She makes it all work.
- The biggest reason doesn’t really have anything to do with writing though. The last year has devastated me. I’ve cried more in one year than I did in the 58 years prior. Yet with all she has had going on, deaths in her family, her boys being boys (making her crazy as only our kids can do) she has reached out to me on a regular basis. Just to check in, just to be sure I am ok. To let me rant and rave. She has understood what I am trying to say when the tears are coming so fast and furious that I can’t see the keyboard when I am answering her. When I didn’t think I could write through the pain, she encouraged me to do so. She said it didn’t matter that is was emotionally raw, that my pain came through. I needed to say it. She was right. I did.
- Never once has she made me feel that I am intruding, told me to get over myself, told me it was time to move on from my grief. She’s cheered for me when something goes right and cried with me things go wrong. She’s patient, understanding and has an amazing heart.
At the end of the day, as much as I love her writing and her way of saying things, I love her BIG OL’ HEART. It’s amazing and full of compassion and understanding. Just what I want mine to be.
Thank you Sarah for a great prompt!
Now go see what everyone else is writing about this month.