If this is your first or 101st visit to Becoming Me, welcome. I do hope you will participate in my Blog Mission Tour. You can join in any time this week, just be sure to sign the Mr. Linky and leave a comment so that I and others can visit your site and read about your blogging mission. Whether that mission is to share your passion for cooking, minister to the hearts of others, promote an organic lifestyle, keep record of your life, or anything in between, we want to learn about it and you.
You can read my formal and revised mission statement here.
A little background
I wrote my first poem when I was eight years old. It was about secrets and friends, and it was as profound as pale pink nail polish. But, as the lead of the school-issued red painted pencil slid across the yellow printing tablet, I met an early love. In books, I found escape; with writing I found my voice. With words, I could create my own adventures, and each story, poem, and essay contained pieces of me.
Up until the birth of my daughter more than four years ago, writing remained integral in my life. Through it I earned scholarships, college admittance, awards, and a decent living. However, somewhere in the middle of changing diapers, packing and unpacking moving boxes, and battling intense postpartum mood disorders, I lost not only the desire to write but the ability connect with the written word.
During this past year, as the Lord bandaged my various life wounds, my aspiration to write was renewed. My purpose for writing had changed. I no longer write to share my voice, but to share the love and word of God and how He has fertilized some ugly and damaged areas of my soul to grow a glorious garden.
In the About Becoming Me section you will find more information pivotal to the the purpose of this blog.
Commenting on other blogs in the tour not a requirement, but is recommended as a way to encourage each of those who took the time to write out their bloggy missions.