For the wanderers…
When I was in high school, I can remember feeling like I didn’t really belong. Like I could evaporate from the planet and no one would notice my absence. I had a feeling like I was wandering, trying to find my place and my voice.
If I could tell that younger version of me anything, it would be this quote from The Lord of the Rings. You’ll find your place, my darling. You’ll get there.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
I’ve been writing pretty much as long as I can remember. Whether it was short stories or journal entries, I would often feel this “itch” to write. I describe it to people as thoughts that bounce around in my head, and the only way to get relief is to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Writing is an escape, a way for me to get out the thoughts that often clang around in my head.
I’ve found my place here, and I’ve found my voice here. Now I write to reach out to others who may feel like I do. Or even those who don’t.