Five Minute Friday: WRITER

It’s time for another Five Minute Friday…

For some background, a blogger friend by the name of Lisa Jo Baker posts a random prompt every Friday with the challenge to write for five minutes, a free write. Bloggers from around the world (literally) are challenged to silence the inner critics and just write… whatever comes out is what comes out.  OK, ok… I admit, I might correct spelling and grammatical errors.

Today’s prompt?  I’m glad you asked:  WRITER

Ready, set, go…


7:22 am



Just about two years ago I received an email from one of the editors at Better Homes & Gardens.  Heidi was inquiring on one of my handmade items as they wanted to utilize it in their upcoming “Christmas Ideas” magazine.  Long story short (yes, and after Googling her name to confirm it wasn’t a prank)… one of my handmade items was in fact included in the magazine, actually on the COVER of the Christmas Ideas magazine.

And my world took a spin that I was ready to jump onto, but one I hadn’t planned or even hoped for!

This opportunity provided for me what I now see as the inspiration behind my mantra:

dream. create. inspire.

I suddenly became very busy going to craft fairs and researching booth setup and making LOTS of these handmade items.  This adventure really took on a life of its own… that I don’t think I was really truly read for.

Now don’t get me wrong…. I love to create.  It’s cathartic for me.  Deeply cathartic.  I will always create and craft things with my hands.  It’s like breathing for me… it just comes naturally.

But in all actuality, what I wanted to do with my free time was WRITE.


In fact, at a young age I knew I would be a writer.  And while I haven’t rushed into the idea of being published or gaining recognition for what I have to say, or how I say it, I just knew deep in my heart that I would eventually be dedicating quite a bit of time to the written word.


And the more I dream, and create and inspire others to do the same the more I’m realizing that I am now calling myself a “writer”… I’m stepping into it completely and adopting the title fully.


And I’m ready for it… let’s do this!


7:27 am – and STOP!


Thank you for the challenge Lisa Jo Baker…

Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.

Here’s how to play along: 1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}. 3. Go and comment on the post of the person who linked up before you.

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6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: WRITER

  1. I, too, knew from a young age that writing would always be my “thing.” It’s who I am and it’s such a huge part of me. There was a time in my life when I stopped writing because I didn’t think there was a point since it would never go anywhere. But it doesn’t matter if it ever goes anywhere…sometimes I just have to write for me and allow God to do the rest. Thank you for writing this!


    • Ami… I’m worth you, 100%. I, too, quit writing and sharing at one point. My refusal to write, though, was more of a refusal to talk about the pain I was going through at that time. I’m finally finding the courage and bravery to write about that now… on the other side of forgiveness. Grace be to God… – Lori


  2. It’s funny how similar we all are. Sometimes I feel like writing is in seasons. I wrote for a few years, and now I crochet. At least I have a blog to post my crochet works and write what I am doing. It’s writing, but not what I used to write. I wrote stories when I was a kid, then poetry. Now it’s time to combine it to make something new.


  3. Lori, I hear what you are saying! I have other things in my life that bring me joy, quilting and knitting plus great-grandkids (I’m only 68 — let’s clear the air — too long to tell here). BUT writing is what I feel drawn to do each and every day. I can stop writing if I have to, as I have recently while my husband underwent back surgery and time was more importantly spent on helping him. Bottom line, wherever it goes or doesn’t, whoever reads it or doesn’t, the writing is for God and me. He will us it in good time, in His time. Thankful to have crossed paths on FMF.


    • Thank you for your comment, Sherrey. It’s comforting to know others wax and wane both in their desire and their commitment. We’re all in this together I guess! – Lori


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