I am a writer!

There. I have said it. I AM A WRITER.

I am participating in the 15 Habits of Great Writers challenge at goinswriter.com and feel proud and relieved at my declaration for Day 1. I am a writer. I AM a writer. I am a WRITER.

When I graduated from college, my goal was to be a writer – a journalist, actually. But I got sidetracked doing other things, and lost sight of my goal. After awhile, I just decided that must not have been what I was meant to do.

But this year, I have been writing, and you know what? I enjoy it. In fact, I look forward to it. And I truly get excited when someone says they have read my work. And over the moon if it has somehow impacted someone.

It is scary to put myself out there, but also so satisfying when something  I have written touches someone else.

I don’t know where this will lead, but I look forward to finding my voice and becoming comfortable in the idea that yes, I am a writer.

What can you declare today?