My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Are You Ready?

Sometimes I wonder if I’m ready to be completely honest. I click out words here in this white space like a kid in her mama’s heels.

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image credit: thehatmuseum.com

Maybe it’s a case of fake it ’til you make it. But then I think it will never happen, no matter how ready I think I am. Will I ever find a place for my heart to be laid bare on the page and call myself Writer?

Or will I always be a girl in her mama’s shoes, clomping down the noisy halls of everyone who walks steady in their path?

But the truth is when you think of those little girls with lipstick outside the lines it isn’t really about being grown up in that moment. It’s about dreaming.

Dreaming of what you could be.

And that is one thing that I can do. I can put on these words that feel too big in this space that leaves me looking at everyone else’s knees and I can dream.

Dreaming gives you the chance to see what is possible with a safety net beneath you. It allows you to soar high and fall fast without fear because you’re trying life on for size.

So forgive the loud clomping down the hall and please smile when you see the mismatched jewels and dress. And maybe be brave enough to join me and dream free and big until you are ready to become.


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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I’m here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

6 Replies

  1. Becky, I love this! I think I feel a little like this too. I’m getting to the point of having my first book printed and it feels weird to say I’m a writer, or the next step up – I’m an author! It feels like I’m just pretending. Like people are saying, “Isn’t Kathy cute? She thinks she’s an author!”

    Keep clomping down the hall, sister! I’m right behind ya!

  2. Becky, I love this. I had plans for my writing challenge and after a week, plans started changing. I’m beginning to feel led to start baring my soul for others. Now if I can just muster up the courage to do it so I can finish the book I started 8 years ago.

    1. Becky Hastings

      Lori, I can relate to you so well! Sometimes knowing we’re not alone is just enough to push us forward!

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