I went away on Sunday as a timid, toe-dipping, hesitant dabbler. Jotting down silly thoughts was a hobby to enjoy but to keep under wraps. Throwing words out into the great internet cloud wasn’t intimidating because I didn’t have to actually look a handful of readers in the eye. No expectations, no demands, no problem.
Dabble, dabble, dabble.
This week, I took a big breath and jumped in the deep end, cannonball-style. I heard my silly scribbles read out loud and looked deep into others’ watery eyes through my own. No longer words thrown about, but instead words placed with care and precision to reveal one delicate layer.
On Friday, I came home with a new name — Writer.
Thank you, Green Lake Christian Writer’s Conference.