There are so many mediums that can be used to express ourselves. As a kid, I found myself writing poetry, painting, playing sports, baking, and selling jewelry like a lemonade stand. There wasn’t one medium that engulfed my focus; it was all of them. I enjoyed using different tools and experimenting. Some may say this isn’t the best way to become an ‘expert’ at one thing.
But I feel the opposite.
All of these mediums have been part of my journey and maybe one day I will just use one but until then I will keep adventuring through them all.
However, one expression I come back to all the time is writing.
The Most Powerful Times I Enjoy Writing:
Waking up in the early morning when the world is still silent with my pen and journal in hand is one of my favorite times to let me brain wander, or into a fast, whether that is green juice or water. My writing peeks and I will sit there for hours streaming words down onto a sheet/napkin/or iPad.
Back in 2015, I was a few days into an all-green vegetable juice fast when I found myself building a blog. I have never done this before and didn’t know where to start.
But within a few hours I had created Barefoot Wanders.
This blog started as a space for me to become more vulnerable.
I write. Sometimes it’s not linear, and maybe from the conscious mind it is not always grammatically correct. But here I write to express, to open, to love, and to share the minutes of my life that are vulnerable and overflowing with endless streams of words.
Overtime, I have been given signs to start writing on a platform that isn’t my journal where it is just me, blank pages and my security blanket. A space where someone may discover along their journey that is potentially will shift shapes within them.
This brought me to the internet, a platform easily accessible to all. Maybe people will start to read and relate, maybe they won’t. I am okay with that. There is a lot that goes on in our brain day-to-day, moment to moment, and we don’t always feel it’s worthy of expression or necessary.
But it is! Our voice matters. Every letter that forms a word has so much vibration. Share! Express!
Sharing doesn’t always have to come in the form of verbal words. You can find tools that work for you, such as: journaling, drawing, dancing, walking, blogging, hugging, connecting eyes, playing a sport, body language, silence, sitting together, singing, playing a instrument; yes talking can be it, too.
I am positive that some of our thoughts that may make us feel isolated at times don’t just happen to us singularly. I believe that we create ideas/concepts/terms that, if shared openly, can and will create more community and togetherness. The person next you may just be feeling the same way. With communication in all forms, we connect and can relate. Holding the space for each other without judgement or attachment.
We are one!
So there I was creating a blog and writing, with space for anything and everything. Giving myself a place that isn’t my business, that isn’t linear. Rather, it is a place that feeds my love rather than fear. (Even though it can be really freaking scary to share some of the chaos.)
Share from the heart and wander into all corners of your spirits, barefoot of course!
If we aren’t our raw selves, than who are we?
Feeling inclined to see the blog? I only add pieces when I am usually fasting. But feel free to stumble over by clicking Barefoot Wanders.