I read a beautifully written post by the talented Sarah Bessey, in which she answered a question from the book she was reading…tell us what is saving your life right now. I love writing prompts, I love the ones that get the wheels spinning in your mind and make you just itch to write what you’re thinking. This is one of those situations where I’ve been itching to write a “response”.
What is saving my life right now…
I didn’t have to think long about this question to find the answers. They’ve always been right in front of me. No matter how tough stuff gets, they’re always there.
My family, my beautiful, wonderful, far from perfect family. My husband, my children, my sisters, my dad, my mother-in-law…they’re all saving me. Every day. I have a purpose within my family. I am a daughter, a sister, a mother, a wife. All of these things save me…they keep me from holing up in myself and shutting off from the world. They give me hope and strength to do the things that I need to do, and the things I want to do.
Being passionate about my children, my husband, my family…that saves me too. Remaining hopeful. Excitement. Moving back here has renewed my spirits and my energies. I cannot wait to be in our own home down here, a home that I love. A home that I can picture us happy in for many years (while we save for our own house).
Writing, which I suppose falls under the passionate category but still…writing has always saved me. I’ve written my way through complicated emotions and experiences. Writing has helped me work through things, and grow from them.
Those are the tops, right there. So many people, so many things that save me daily. And then there’s also tattoos. Which, I know, sounds really strange but it’s true. Tattoos have saved me, getting inked has helped me become more confident and have more self-esteem. What can I say, I’m an odd person?