I published this in May of last year and I just stumbled upon it once again. I’m going to repost this as it speaks volumes of self esteem and pouring oneself into writing as therapy. All of these words still hold true to me and I wish that you can find therapy and healing in creativity, in whatever forms you create. Whether it be writing, painting or drawing, gardening, baking….it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you DO these things to heal your life scars.
When I started this blog journey, one of the first tasks to tackle was choosing a pen name. Now this isn’t an easy feat, there are considerable factors to take in account. The challenge is to create a name with a positive message, one that symbolizes my writing and something to take seriously, but last but not least a pen name that accurately depicts my nature.
All my life I’ve felt the sheer joy of penning my emotions, my far reaching dreams and loves of my life. Journals were tucked away in drawyers, not being read by anyone but me.If I would describe myself I would say sensitive, passionate about what I believe in, and a woman acting with heart and soul in everything I do.
Photo taken from Sweet n Sassy Chics
Life hasn’t been always been a storybook for me as I’ve had my deep struggles and insecurities that I’ve tried to overcome with learning about myself. Growing up, that intense self doubt and uncertainty about my place in the world shaped my unhappiness. No matter what I did, I always resorted back to being unhappy and low self esteem hung over me like a dark cloud.
Through all that pain, I wrote. I wrote of my insecurities and worries. Penning my deepest emotions and pouring my heart and soul into my writing was therapeutic for me. It aided me during the hardest times and a heartbreak that I thought I would never recover from. These are all the firm reasons I chose Heart and Soul…for my heart and soul is what I share in every word.You’ll never read a lie or something that didn’t take up place in my heart and soul. I firmly believe it is the right pen name for me!
As I share the hard times with you, I can honestly say my life is simply wonderful now. My self image grows stronger every day as I continue on this journey with my heart and soul. I believe that if you set your mind on being happy and trusting in God, you will change your life for the good. Don’t give up on yourself or your dreams! Make sure you live true to your heart and soul!
All My Best,
Heart and Soul ❤️