Dear Christian Indie,
If you tuned in to the podcast last week, you heard from the hosts about what they hoped to get out of the year 2023.
I am writing this in the moments following that episode, and I’ll be honest, in the days leading up to planning today’s episode, I experienced more anxiety than I have in a long time. Why? Because, dear Indie, I had no idea what I was going to say.
It was difficult for me to think about going into the new year without goals to crush, without a mission to accomplish, without the next step forward clear.
This is rather unsurprising, when I take a step back and look at my life as a whole, and not just at the writerly part of it.
Hearing Jen talk about experiencing something similar was super-clarifying and educational for me—I am encouraged and edified to hear her articulate some of the things I am feeling as just a plain old part of the human experience, and not something necessarily “wrong with me.”
I believe this first part of 2023 is ending up being just the next step on the journey of discovery. Who am I as a writer? As a mother? As a daughter, sister, friend?
Who am I, and what do I want?
I think it is okay not to know, and to take pleasure in the process of figuring it all out.
We’re going to see what the week holds, and by the time you read this, Jen, Tina and I will be ready to update you on all that we’ve processed in the interim.
See you there,