I am such a mess. Oh, on the outside you see that I could stand to refresh my lip gloss and I’ve relied on dry shampoo for way too many days. No one knows my real story except God and He’s is on my case about it. He’s telling me to stop hiding. He’s been pressing these words on my heart for oh, about five years now. Five long years He’s been telling me to write this Secret Southern Life book. He’s given me a vision for it all: storyline, cover, and everything. I ignored His voice about this – worried about how it would affect my family and what everyone else will think. Oh, and I’m so busy, but you want me to write a book?
Secret Southern Life
I know this all sounds pretty ridiculous, Y’all. Dramatic too. All I can tell you is that I’m trying to be obedient. I’m tired of running from this. Tired of pretending that my anxiety isn’t real. God wants me to tell a story in fiction form. Thankfully I’m home alone as one tear is streaking my cheek and I’m trying hard not to hyperventilate.
It isn’t the first time I’ve tried to write my story. Spring, Sabrina, Kathy, and Katie are those dear friends who know that I’ve been trying to write my story as a fiction novel for over a year. No matter what, I can’t seem to move past Chapter One. Anxiety kicks in and I shut down. So here I am, pounding out the keys to you, my tribe of friends. I’m hoping that if I write my story here, to those of you that love me, I may actually be able to get it out. The Lord is making me get it out.
I’ll begin sharing with you (as posts) called, Secret Southern Life. For a while, anyway. If you could care less about reading this, just ignore the posts with that title and move onto my normal ones I’ll continue writing about Southern Family Travel and wife life hacks! 🙂 Thanks for your support. It means a lot.
OK Lord, here I am. Speak through me.
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 1 Timothy 2:1
I’d love to hear what you think about this book cover idea in the comments.