Just over a week ago as I was catching up on some of my favourite online spaces I noticed a blog-hop series was going around and asked the Universe that one day I too would be included in such a thing. Within 24 hours Lisa from Coloured In Life emailed me asking if I would like to take part.
I was blown away, I literally did a happy dance, which my toddler thought was the best thing ever.
If you’re looking to embrace more colour in your life and enjoy vulnerable, inspiring writing I urge you to check Lisa out. You can also find her on Facebook.
WHY I WRITE…
What am I working on?
After years of neglecting my desire to express myself, I am building up my unique voice and adding my personal twist to my writing. Ultimately I’m trying to find the best way to use my story and my strengths to help inspire and empower others.
I’m working on making this space as uplifting and supportive as possible. I want to connect with as many hungry and open souls I can and help them access their inner radiance.
Behind the scenes I’m also working on a manifesto, worksheets for my coaching clients and a E-Book. Exciting things ahead.
How does my writing differ from others in this genre?
My writing comes from my personal interpretation of my every day experiences and Aha! moments.
It’s important for me to push my ego aside in the editing stages as I don’t want to make a post too “perfect” and lose my essence and Morganisms by filling it with advanced vocabulary that is just not me.
The truth is I am raw, honest, open, compassionate and imperfectly perfect so my writing should be too.
Why do I Write?
My Ultimate WHY is because I want you to know that whatever pain you’re in now, or have been in before you’re not alone.
I write… because I have something to say. A story to share. And it’s burning to be told. I write because I believe telling your truth and sharing your story is something I think everyone should do.
I write… because it makes me live in the now. I am focused in this very moment and all the past hurts, future worries and ego ramblings vanish.
I write… to get things out of my head, bring clarity and self-awareness. It’s a teaching tool for myself (and I hope others). It brings me distance from my problems but also helps me dive deeper in to them. I find writing therapeutic.
I write… because it forces me to expand my knowledge and open my eyes and grow. It helps develop me as a person.
I write… in the hope that it will inspire, empower, motivate or educate you. I write to bring some form of comfort and support to my readers.
I write… because it feels so god damn good.
How does my writing process work?
I try to make it a sacred experience and put a touch of magic in to it.
I clear the area around me, no clutter allowed. I might light a candle, grab a crystal (or four) and set myself up with water and herbal tea. I need quiet, which means the kids have to be out of the house or asleep. No distractions.
When a flash of inspiration shoots through me it’s on, like Donkey Kong (sorry, 90’s reference).
I need to be in the mood to write, I need to feel in flow. As a mum of 3 I can’t just write when the inspiration hits though but I always jot down any ideas or quotes when they do come.
My writing process isn’t streamlined at all. I write incomplete sentences, and just get it all out on the page and then I go back and edit away.
The process takes a long time. It’s messy, erratic, spontaneous and a little unpractical. I guess it takes after me!
Passing On The Baton
I’m so excited to introduce you to these 3 lovely ladies. I know you’ll love them as much as I do.
1. Amelia from Nurture and Shine.
When I first discovered Amelia I fall in love with her authenticity, vulnerability, and inner glow. I remember the first Vlog I saw of Amelia’s, it really opened my eyes to how speaking your truth and sharing your story can really make a difference. Amelia radiates joy and her beautiful soul shines though in everything she does. Amelia’s online home is such a supportive and inspiring place I know you’ll love.
More on Amelia
“Amelia Williams is a mother, wife, Coach, Reiki Healer and Writer. She thrives on time with loved ones, good food, authentic living, yoga, laughter, soulful conversations, living her bliss and drinking plenty of herbal tea.
She’s passionate about supporting you in nurturing your body, living positively, letting go of those limiting fears, taking control of your health and wellness and loving ALL that you are. She believes everyone has the right to live to their full potential and she wants to cheer you on as you create the beautiful life you always wanted. She wants to see you shine! Come say hi at nurtureandshine.com“
2. Pia from Pia Scade
Want “Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” (Carrie Bradshaw style) then Pia’s your girl. I met Pia through Bright-Eyed & Blog-Hearted and was blown away from her passion and enthusiasm she has for helping people. You can’t help but feel the love when you’re visiting her colourful virtual home.
More about Pia
“Pia Scade is a love designer, speaker and advocate for choosing incredible relationships. Shining laser beams on your beauty, intuition and purpose she lovingly mentors women to reveal their inner truths, unchain their deepest desires and manifest their wildest, dreamiest love life. She also writes at www.piascade.com and wholeheartedly believes life is way too short for mediocre and you deserve the incredible love you truly want.”
3. Sam from Something about Soul
Sam and I connected back in April when we saw how many things we had in common. The past three months I’ve had countless conversations with Sam on self-love, self-doubt and everything in between and proudly call her a Friend. I’m sure you will enjoy getting to know Sam as her brand new website evolves and expands just like I did.
More about Sam
“Sam is currently training to become a Beautiful You Life Coach. She believes that inner transformation is the key to living a life that is true to you. To connect with your soul, to listen to your intuition, to know yourself and to be your own best friend are so important. You can find her at somethingaboutsoul.com.”