I accidentally ended up in a writing group today. Well I say accidentally, I have previously toyed with the idea. There was one running in town but it was out of my budget. This one is run by Tubbercurry library and it’s free.
It’s a bit strange how the world works. Recently I’ve seen signs everywhere about writing groups. This week I went along to the Bloomin’ Fabulous Vintage Tea Party and heard a lady called Louise Kennedy read some of her work. She was brilliant, I wanted to tell her on the day but good old anxiety caught me and by the time I shuffled over the raffle was being called. To cut a long story short Louise is facilitating the writing group! I have to admit I fangirled quite a bit!
I still wasn’t sure if I was going to join the group, I thought it might be home to very highbrow people who have had loads of work printed and spoke in words of over four syllables all the time. Somehow I ended up in the room. I thank my therapist (ooh get me) who said to me this week to challenge myself to go to things and if I don’t like them I don’t have to go back.
Did I like it? No….I loved it – Jaysus now I’m turning into Simon Cowell! The two hours flew by. Not only did I enjoy reading aloud, I enjoyed listening to everyone else and I loved writing. Although I have the blog I have never thought of it as writing, it’s just about pouring out whatever is in my head. I can’t wait to go back again next week. If you fancy it make your way to Tubbercurry Library on a Friday at 11am.
Isn’t it strange how life evolves? This time last year I thought my life was over, now I don’t mean that in a morbid way, I just thought I’d served my purpose, that I wasn’t useful anymore. I realise I was very wrong about that. It’s not the end of my story, it’s just the next chapter 🙂
Oh I am so happy to hear this Val, yes…life is full of surprises and we never know what is around the corner. Do you know how long it has taken me to actually say “I’m a writer” – ul ❤ forever!!! I'm so glad you have found this group, and it sounds like something that is feeding your Soul ❤
Ah Val, I’ve only just seen this. Thanks so much, and we’d love to see you soon . Louise x