“I am…this statement seems to be sufficient lately. I am – what I was, what I am, & what I will be. Change closed the old chapter and launched me into a new one…”

Hello, I am Susan Marshall. No longer young but, not OLD in the sense of not being able to try new things. I have had my life torn into a million pieces in 2015, when my husband passed away. Throughout 2016, I have tried to piece it back together one day at a time. During this journey I have learned that I do not know who I am, what I want to do, or even what I like some days. I have always filled the pages of a journal since I was 12 years old, and of course this is the refuge I sought at this time in my journey.

I decided that I needed to write and do it with a consistency and dedication I have not had in a very long time. I always turned to my journals when life was tough or I found myself stuck. But those pages would remain empty for periods of time when my life was busy and/or simple. This part of my journey beckons to the inner child that found an enormous pleasure in writing but, not just in writing though; sometimes on a personal level I let my emotions or opinions flow to paper (yes I am old enough to be alive before the computer age) and other times there was always an empathetic quality to my writing after listening to those around me. Somewhere between then and now I reverted to only whining through the journal pages when life was not what I determined it should be at any given time.

Now, my soul yells for me to scribe as I once had. Maybe bring some wisdom from my years forth. Some moments only require a photo I take of something that grabs my heart, speaking volumes more than words and other times words overflow and the pages fill. Regardless of the genre, I have started this blog so that I can share whatever  speaks to the passion of the moments.