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 🙂