Hello. Remember me? I’m sorry I just dropped off the face of the blogosphere, especially without letting you know. I just needed to step away from everything in order to find my ‘why’ again.
I’m still working it all out, but at least I feel like I’ve got my bearings again. It’s ironic, and even a bit funny that I write a lot about journaling as a journey and use all kinds of map references — and I am directionally dysfunctional. Without something to guide me, it is so easy for me to get lost. I was laughing about this with my husband just the other day. I called him my CPS (Cyril Positioning System) because he’s an orienteer-er. He’s one of those people who just has an awesome sense of direction and can get his bearing anywhere it seems.
Me? I got my Dad’s sense of direction. He once drove for twenty minutes on the wrong highway until I finally told him that we were supposed to be on the Fraser Highway, not the King George Highway. I kept waiting for him to figure it out and finally had to risk his wrath so that we could get to my brother’s soccer game before it started.
My father passed his keen sense of direction genes onto me. Why couldn’t I get his wiry body? No, I got his crooked teeth and his capacity for getting lost.
Speaking of… I just lost myself there for a moment. Again.
HERE’S WHAT I KNOW TO BE TRUE
I will always be a work in progress.
I still don’t have all the answers and I’m still feeling my way in the dark,
but I hear the birds singing and I know that means
the sun is getting ready to rise up and light the way.
What I know for sure is that I want to deliver content to you that isn’t one size fits all. I want to help anyone who wants to — to journal. I want you to feel like I’m listening to you and that you are getting what you need and because of that, your own Wild Woman is rising. That would make my heart so happy!
I’ll be rolling out the changes at a pace that is comfortable for me as I feel my way through it. I don’t want to rush and change everything at once and I want you to have a say in what I create.
Another thing I know for sure is that a journey to an unknown destination requires a map — a plan of sorts. We all need guidance, and if we can hear our internal compass, that’s fantastic, but it also helps to have an idea of where you want to end up. It doesn’t mean the plan can’t change, but it if you know who you want to be as you journey along, it sure would help the universe to point you in the right direction.
Wild Woman Journaling on Facebook
You’ll see the first change in my Facebook group. I’ve felt for a while now that it just wasn’t what I wanted it to be. And what was missing was the journaling. I want us to share and write and share what we write.
The inspiration for this new name and direction comes from that Wild Woman Emerging in me. I think it's rising up in many of us. It's not a put-down men movement. It's not about men at all. It’s everything to do with women doing it for themselves. I realized at the tender age of 56 that the only person who can rescue me IS ME. But while sisters are doing it for themselves, we’re also moving towards taking care of each other.
So, I want to focus on journaling and focus on encouraging that wild woman emerging in each of us. And I want each of us to support and cajole and hold each other to their commitment to emergence. We are ready, so let’s move into action.
Wild women don’t get the blues because they are listening to our souls. Our souls, only want the good things for us. It asks us to look deeply, listen deeply, and move to the beat of our own drum.
Are you ready to hear your soul’s call? You’re reading this for a reason. Let’s find out together what it is.
kathy mercure is a storyhealer, storylistener, and storyteller. Her life’s work is to gently draw stories from her students to help them unblock their writing, find their voice, and heal their lives. Her passion is to support women in realizing their true identity as wild women, claiming their passions, and speaking their truth as they become their most authentic selves. (Photo by EagleSpirit Soul Shots)