“Writing the hard thing will require a great deal more of you than had you taken a safer route, but once you’ve committed to it and bled all over the page, you’ll find it was worth the effort.”– Kelly Fig Smith, “Writing Down the Hard Stuff”
While this quote seems a bit dramatic, I must admit that I’ve written and rejected at least six posts describing the events that took place in the wake of my pilgrimage. When we last saw our heroine, she was flying home from Dublin.
Though I want to explain what happened next, I keep not finding adequate words.
What I do know is this: the physical pilgrimage was only half the journey. The other half unfolded over the year(ish) that followed. In a few short months, I went from the highest spiritual high to a deep low. Ultimately, I found my way through. It was worth the effort.
So I wanted you to know that I am writing the hard thing. But I also want to write it well. The story will continue soon.
Yours cheer of courage! and animo! are welcome. Also chocolate.