It’s been a few years since I last wrote here. Each day I’m shocked by how quickly time passes. I began this blog as a place to share my spiritual growth, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment, especially the comments from kind, thoughtful readers. One day I simply ran out of things to say, and took a 2 year hiatus.
Looking back, it was time for me to go inward in order to continue with the next part of my journey. Like a caterpillar that liquefies in its cocoon before re-emerging in a completely new form, in my own way I dismantled my previous self so that I could become the person I’m happiest with, most proud of. I’m not entirely there yet, though I’m on the right path because I’m much happier and stronger than I was even a year ago.
One day last month, I suddenly had an urge to write a story. I’ve never done this before despite being a freelance copywriter, and a natural storyteller when I was a child. Writing stories just wasn’t something I did, and yet these felt natural and fulfilling in a way that only creativity could satisfy. I’ve been writing steadily ever since. “The Princess and the Sprite” is the first of the stories, written on a very chilly February day while bright sunlight spilled into my room.
This is different from my initial vision for this blog, and yet it still holds true to it. I originally chose to name this blog “Finding joy and truth”, and that’s what these stories are for me now: my joy and my truth. They reflect the new me: more confident, and ready to explore, share and be vulnerable.
I’m going to post more stories, which feels like a huge leap of faith. I hope you enjoy them.
Toronto, March 2014