For months, a post percolated at my keyboard.
Night after night, I’d ponder its context, attempting to formulate the deep seeded emotions in my mind. Draft after draft written and trashed. I scratched at my heart of loneliness, attempting to dig into this extrovert’s new battle with an unknown territory.
My loneliness crept subtly, attacking in varying forms, and I was unprepared for the slew of feelings it brought with it. As an introspective person, I asked the hard questions of why this uncharted emotion became more prevalent during the past few months.
Are hormones in play? (Yes, as women, a very real possibility.) Have I emotionally isolated myself due to over commitment? Is it a situational factor? Am I turning to individuals to fill my emotional tank rather than meditating on God’s promises?
As I narrowed down key influencers, what startled me were the overwhelming fingers that point towards the blogosphere.
I am sharing this today over at (in)courage. Please continue reading about this very real emotion over there.
I saw on Sandy’s blog that you are doing the 31days series, so I came over to see what your blog is all about! Looking forward to your 31days. I would love it if you came and checked out my 31days of Meals 4 Sharing! Thanks Sheila
I’ve been enjoying your blog as well as other In Courage contributors for a while now – I stepped out in faith to move to Alabama with my husband’s job – giving up my own and have been unemployed for about 9 months now. I’m really struggling with next steps – especially since there’s a great deal of travel where we are now located to get to a metro area where there would be more opportunities. I’m in my early 50’s, children are grown, though unmarried, and both live outside the country. I think your readers know where I’m going with this…feeling very alone, without a sense of direction for my next steps – could really use the prayers of this wonderful group of faith-driven women. Thank you for all that you do. Deb.