I know, low and behold the girl who said she’d blog once a day *gasp* DID NOT!
But thats okay, I’ve forgiven myself [ how gracious :PP] AND I’ve decided to blog at least 3 times a week, a much more realistic and attainable goal. NOW unto the topic I actually want to blog about, the importance of turning our weaknesses into strengths.
Many of you may not know this but I hate writing. It sounds pretty dumb right? Why would a girl on her school newspaper, taking AP English[before senior year- I take a different type of course now that combines English and Social Studied], and her own blog HATE writing. Well, I don’t really hate writing, writing hates me. You see, my brother is a writer and what I never understood was how he could write so well. He could sculpt these meaningful and beautiful sentences out of thin air and I could sit in my room writing for hours and end up with something not nearly as good as what he had written within a few minutes.
I struggled with writing, I still do. I find it hard to write at times and feel like after hours all I end up with is a scramble of incoherent sentences. OR maybe, my best okay essay. Sometimes when I write, I feel trapped. As though I have so much to say and no idea how to phrase it. [like now :/] That’s why I hated writing.
But what I realized early on was that trying to avoid writing all costs would be futile. I NEED writing when writing college essays[obvious ehh?] , I need writing when handing in term papers for college. I need to master this skill.
So instead of giving up, I intend to try harder than I have ever before. I will read more books, practice writing more essays and posts [BUT quality will be the goal], and hopefully turn this weakness of mine into a strength.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (NASB)
You may not consider writing a TRIAL but when for me it definitely is.