Thank you Karen for this insightful and wonderful comment. You hit the nail right on the head. Finding your voice is a process and it’s only through continuing to move forward (sometimes with only faith) that we start to find our true selves.
Just last night I felt the same way. That there’s something inside of me wanting to be expressed but the only way I know how to dig it out is to keep writing.
Love your last point too. It IS so easy to be what others desire and we do lose sight of ourselves through distraction, opinions, beliefs, etc. I’m sure your writing challenge is great in focusing back on your inner workings and what may be calling you. You’ll have to keep me posted on your journey! I’m excited for you.