Welcome! Around the United States today, Americans are celebrating living in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” I, too, am celebrating my freedom—personally as well as nationally.
You see, before my dearly departed husband Reggie passed four years ago last month, transitioning our newsletter A Stitch in Time into a blog was one of my writing goals. However, along with the confusion following the loss of my husband, I experienced severe writer’s block. I couldn’t even write in my journal.
Then, two weeks ago, there was a shift. As suddenly as my freedom to write left, it returned. The words started flowing again. Now, free of whatever was blocking my writing, I started this blog.
My goal is to open a dialogue about how to navigate the challenges, struggles, and obstacles, we encounter in life, and ultimately, not allow these experiences to define us.
My Goal Here
Here, my goal is to open a dialogue about how to navigate the challenges, struggles, and obstacles, we encounter in life, and ultimately, not allow these experiences to define us. Also, I hope to share tips, ideas, and resources on how, like my writer’s block, we can overcome, resolve, and/or just plain move past them—whatever works to free us to write a new ending to our story. My prayer is that you will join me.
Many of you out there have success stories to tell, suggestions to make, thoughts to share, and questions to ask. Please feel free to post them in the comments sections. Or share your responses on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Even if you disagree or want to share an alternate perspective, I want to hear from you. As I said, my goal is an open dialogue. I only ask that your comments be respectful of all participants and be relevant to the current conversation. Any offensive, disrespectful, irrelevant comments posted to my website will be removed. Other than that, have at it!
“Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.“Simone Weil
As for me, I am Dawn Sanders and I have braved quite a few of life’s challenges myself. Through faith, perseverance, and a supportive community, I am now free from a verbally abusive relationship, the guilt/shame of past mistakes like my divorce, debilitating fears, the shackles of perfectionism, the isolation of loneliness, and devastating grief to name a few.
Along the way, I graduated from seminary and became a minister at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden where I teach, disciple, and mentor women of all ages in navigating life’s challenges, struggles, and obstacles. Most recently, I taught a class on rebuilding your life after a catastrophic event changes your life forever. Currently, I am developing a class for widows and another on women of the Bible. And now, I am writing this blog.
I look forward to conversing with you as we navigate life together.
- In what area of your life do you feel the most free?
- What did you have to overcome to get there?