It’s been quite a while since I’ve made time to write. I’ve been busy digging up roots, transplanting to a new city, and being grafted into a new family. All of that takes energy and I’ve been pouring myself into my new adventure. It’s been the most amazing season of my life thus far and I wouldn’t change a thing. But, neglecting my writing has caused a backlog of stories in my brain. It’s time to give them life.
I have several writing projects that need finishing and I’ve picked them up again. Hopefully, the coming months will bring news of progress in that department. But, there’s a story that’s working its way out of me – a story about secrets. I’m doing a little research right now and would love your feedback. Everyone has secrets. Everyone knows someone with a secret. And, these secrets can take on a life of their own. I’d love to hear your stories about how secrets have affected you (negatively or positively), how you dealt with someone else’s secrets, when you were brave enough to share your own, or simply what the thought of secrets stirs in you. I like to have a myriad of perspectives when I approach a writing project, so I’d love to hear yours.
If you’re not comfortable (as most people aren’t) leaving your name, please feel free to respond anonymously. If you’d like to respond privately, please email me at: Christy@TheGiardinos.com. I’d appreciate the help to kick-start my creative process and get this story out of my head!
I wish you luck on finally writing out all those ideas!
I think everyone has secrets. I know, in my family, there are tons of secrets. What I wonder is if we are wasting our energy by keeping everyone else’s secrets. Does everyone already know? Can it be possible that “everyone” knows except the people who would be directly affected? The longer it goes on, the crazier it feels.
I completely understand that! Thanks for sharing.
I found out that keeping someones secret can ultimately hurt you and stops a process of healing for the person you are protecting w/ the secret. I love it when you write….when are you going to get that book finished? just wondering…love you sweet daughter.
That’s very true. Loving someone well most often means speaking the truth in love. Secrets often wind up protecting the wrong people and injuring the ones we intend to protect. That’s interesting that you talked about stopping the healing process. Keeping secrets can definitely do that.
Working on several writing projects right now. Pretty excited about them. We’ll see what comes of it. 🙂 Love you!