Welcome to Bonnie’s Healing through Writing blog site!
I started this blog to support my new fictional writing adventure. Well, the adventure is definitely not fiction, but the stories are! Well, mostly… more on that later.
Writing has quite recently become a necessary part of my own healing process. Past traumas, losses, anticipated loss, as well as growth and great joys in my personal life seem to be driving an incessant need to record stories that are flowing…. the stories are demanding to be recorded! It is a fascinating process that I am, at once, experiencing and observing. It’s all new territory, this writing of fiction. And blogging…
I started a list of “Why I Write” and realized I’ve been writing since very young. I am planning to write a series of posts describing this in detail. I suspect many of the reasons I write now and have written in the past, are familiar to other writers.
Luckily, or divinely, however you may chose to view it, another one of those “perfect people at the perfect time” appeared in my life and encouraged me to explore writing in depth. Out in the open and not just in my laptop, which is where I’d be hiding my stories if it weren’t for her! Lisa Redfern is on my “blogs I follow” list, in case you are interested. I am most grateful for her friendship and guidance.
Anyway, I plan to post some of my stories and various author resources (as I discover helpful advice for newbies like me), share my new author’s journey and explore various other avenues for Healing through Creativity. I have always been up to some sort of creative project like learning to watercolor or acrylic paint, creating handmade “Steiner dolls” – last count I think was 24 of the lovely little dolls each custom made for specific children, knitting and crocheting projects, various DIY home and furniture projects, remodeling or redoing portions of our house, gardening, envisioning projects for my husband and dad to get busy on, etc, etc. My mom’s creativity and my dad’s ability to manifest my visions for projects that were out of my skill / comfort zone have supported my creativity for years! I am writing in part for them.
Writing seems just a natural phase at this time in my life.
Disclaimer: I do not have a degree in writing. I am an “unpublished” author and started putting my fiction stories on wattpad only very recently. For fun. But exploring has brought writing into a more serious light. I have a secret (not anymore!) desire to publish a story. Like on Amazon!
My professional life as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a part time private practice, is a huge part of the meaning in my life. Obviously, my family and children are most important, but doing what I do, it’s what I was born to do. So, in some fashion, I suspect that part of my life will show up here. I do not know how, yet. But, I am quite aware that it’s such an integral part of who I am I wouldn’t want to keep it completely separate. Time will tell how it all manifests here.
I have always written in some form or another, whether it be personal Journals embellished by my imagination, letters to my gone too young dear brother Wes, long sappy letters to sweethearts, pages and pages of words for instructors, my Master’s Research Project bound for the shelves at CSUS, or confidential notes as evidence of my presence while others tell their unfolding stories.
I am now taking snippets of “my truth” and personal experiences, and turning them into fictional stories inspired by my continual search for answers, and occasionally a dream. Actually, this all started with a dream! More about that later…
If my stories touch your “truth” in some way I will have accomplished something meaningful.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you feel compelled to come back soon. Oh, and I am the type that craves kudos. So, if you are entertained or informed please let me know ;-). If not, that’s okay too. It’ll help me grow.
Until next time!