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Hello and welcome! I am happy to have you here! Thank you!

I want to write today about writing. Specifically, what writing has done for me and given to me. It has been almost a year since I started writing full-time. I have completed (finally!) my first fiction story and a full-length poetry book. I am in the beginning stages of  writing my personal account of my life dealing with Turner Syndrome.

So, as life would have it, I am getting back into teaching. I have a wide mix of feelings about this and am gearing up already for August in my mind. But this is about writing, which I will have to give less time to devote to now. Perhaps that is why I wanted to write this.

Having this time to write has been magical. Truly magical.

What makes me say that? Easy. I have had the chance to dig deep into my soul for poetry, had the time to express myself through words. I have been able to deepen my spiritual practice by writing , which in turn enriches me spiritually and emotionally. Writing my first fiction taught me a lot about structure and plot, the mechanics of a good story. I swear I read books very differently now!

I love writing. I love reading. I love poetry. I will always have that love. I  will write from now on, with the gifts of this year, the gifts I received from writing, making me a better writer.

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Here are some gifts writing gave to me:

  • Personal understanding
  • Peace
  • Joy
  • Compassion
  • Creative expression
  • Awareness of what inspires me
  • Crafting
  • Perseverance
  • The opportunity to reach people, to inspire and make a difference.

Writing means a lot to me. As I go through the rest of this year I hope that awareness keeps me inspired through tough times and that others can see that I  value  it in my work. Here’s to honoring gifts  and staying grateful!

Thanks again for being a part of my journey. Stay inspired, and look out for more poems to come.

Sincerely Writing From the Heart,

Kimberly DuBoise

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