Finding My Voice

I’ve signed up for what I think is going to be an amazing eight week, online workshop.  It’s being put on by Kristin of Rukristin Papercrafts, a blogger that I may have been stalking for a little while.  The goal is to to become more comfortable telling your story.  You know you have a story, it would be awesome if you would join for the very lovely fee of : No Charge.  Seriously. It’s obvious that Kristin has put a lot of thought into this workshop and  is offering it for free.  How often does that happen?

Our first assignment was to fill out some worksheets designed to make us think about who we are and what kind of stories we want to tell. This is a big deal towards finding your Voice. 

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The thing is, I know my Voice.  It used to be part of my nightly routine, and one of my greatest joys to sit down as the girls went to bed, and focus on the one thing that touched me most that day.  Then I would write about it.  Storytelling has always been my way of connecting my family to the past, to our future and to each other.  I want and need to tell the stories of our lives. Not so much those big things that everyone will remember, but those little tiny moments that would be lost if it wasn’t recorded.  Sadly, I think my Voice got laryngitis.  I’ve been missing it.

I’m not sure why, but my storytelling started to slow down.  I had started using Facebook to let my family and friends know what was going on with us.  I also started something called Project Life to record our daily moments.

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Project Life is great to contain those daily snippets and the silly photos that I can’t help but snap constantly.  However, I’ve only been writing the bare minimum.  The whole story isn’t there.  It’s been bugging me.  A lot. 

I cringe when I think of all the stories that are missing.  The ones that seemed so important at the time.  Yet I can just barely remember why I thought it was such a great tale.  It’s time to stop that. 

Over the next couple months, I will re-find my Voice.  I hope you can join me, or at least stick around for the ride. 

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9 Responses to Finding My Voice

  1. JO says:

    Glad to be joining you on the journey which I am also undertaking,
    Jo xxx

  2. Holly says:

    Yay! I can’t wait to see what you’ll be doing!

  3. Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ( fellow FYV ) ♥

  4. Susan says:

    Waving right back!

  5. Nikki Brewer says:

    just wanted to drop by from Find Your voice blog roll… I agree with the PL is not telling the whole story.. i’m so excited for this class!!

  6. Frances D says:

    Thanks for posting about the Workshop – I joined too. Enjoyed the Fragments. I’m a fan of kettle corn too. I have spent a good part of my Sunday afternoon and evening catching up with my She Who Blogs buddies, Waving at you wildly as always.

  7. Emily Adams says:

    I think I understand what you’re saying about PL – I want to do better journaling – have you used any of the bifold cards for longer journaling? I haven’t, but I am going to!!