Hello Friends! It’s the second edition of the guest blogs from the newly formed Life List Club. I have to give a big thank you to everyone who read, commented, tweeted, and emailed their encouragement and interest in the Life List Club. To date, we’ve established 12 writers who will be guest posting every other Friday, but the club keeps growing. We encourage everyone to make your own Life List and post it on your blog! Check out our 12 featured writers’ Life Lists in the blogroll on my sidebar. We’re all blogging today and would love your feedback.
Today, I’m blogging over at Jennie Bennett’s blog, talking about relationships. *Gulp* Jennie is a fellow bookworm and busy mom carving out some space to write in, so definitely go check out her blog! And I’m pleased to host Emily Moir, a newcomer blogger working on a fantasy series with a beautiful title: Chronicles of the Gossamer Dreams. Welcome, Emily!
Earn Your Scars and Wear Them With Pride
My sister Sara is one of the most insanely motivated people on the planet. I don’t know how she does it, and personally I think it’s unnatural. She must secretly be an alien from an advanced race, but the woman gets what she wants. Sara does cross fit because she wants to be healthier, stronger and of course look amazing. Her instructor breaks her at every session. And I mean literally breaks her. In one of her latest classes they were doing pull ups and crazy moves involving a pull up bar. The skin on her hand broke open, a nice big tear right across the palm. Sara laughed it off and finished the workout. She proudly displayed her first tear and wore it as a badge of achievement.
When I hear something like this it makes me ask what have I given to achieve what I want? What scars have I earned in the process? MOST IMPORTANTLY: How have they made me stronger?
Whatever we suffer to achieve our goals, it is always worth it for the strength it gives us. Our scars may not be tears in the skin, or even something visible. If you’ve ever read one of her rejection letters or studied her life story, you would know that Emily Dickinson was definitely a woman with scars. But she gave so much love to her poems that even her death couldn’t stop them from coming forward and changing the world of poetry forever. Socrates died for philosophies that shaped the western world. If you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that achieving your goals would change the world for good, ensure your infamy, or even just inspire those you love to lead more fulfilling lives, what would you give for it? Going back to my sister, it may seem the motivation behind driving herself to exercise so hard is selfish; however, her daughter ran four laps doing the stadium stairs at the track the other day. That child will live a healthier, stronger life because of the example her mother is setting. I’d say that’s worth a tear in the hand.
Thank you Jess for having me on your wonderful blog.
Emily has lived in Utah for nearly twenty years, and in the Tooele area for about fifteen of those years. When not writing, she can be found with her nose in a book, lurking around the movie theaters or out enjoying nature. Emily primarily writes fantasy, short psychological-horror, and humorous articles. She is currently writing a fantasy series entitled The Chronicles of the Gossamer Dreams and encourages everyone to visit her blog and keep their eyes peeled for more information.