for the sake of it

27 May

For about the last 6 months or so I have been thinking that I would like to be a writer. However admittedly, I haven’t done a whole lot to really explore that. I do quite a bit of copywriting at work, but that is not the kind of writing that I’m talking about. I’m talking about writing the words that dig down deep and express the stirrings of my soul portraying the unique image that Christ made me in. And maybe some songs or funny short stories. I am not a good story teller in person but I think I could be a good story teller in writing.

I don’t have anything particularly in mind to write today. But Donald Miller said that if you want to be a writer you must sit down everyday and write something… even if you don’t feel inspired. Wise words from a clever writer and something I definitely fall short of probably five days of the week. So for the sake of writing and because Donald Miller said so (and he is the man) I am writing this post. It’s eleven days until I leave – five days of work, two weekends and one weekday off in which to get all my last minute errands done. I am excited! One of my expectations (and hopes) for this trip is that I will be stretched beyond my comfort zone and it looks like this will be happening right from the start of the trip. My sister and I will be camping for the first four days of the trip… not in a fully equipped RV or a heated cabin, but in a tent. I don’t consider myself a very high maintenance person (this is not a question posed for opinions to be offered), but tenting is something that I have made somewhat of a point to avoid in my 26.75 years of life. I simply enjoy the comfort of a bed and don’t like being dirty. But regardless, we will be camping it up in a tent and I’m actually kind of looking forward to it… mostly because it will be hilarious and I will probably make my sister’s eyes roll about 113 times before the four days are over :)

Because I heart him and he turned out to be the inspiration for this post, I will conclude with a small, yet big, quote from the Donald Miller that he wrote in his latest book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. In referring to Wilson Bentley, the man who coined the phrase, “No two snowflakes are alike” – Miller noted that aside from the uniqueness and beauty embodied by each snowflake, “What amazed Bentley was the realization that each snowflake bore the scars of its journey.” I am a snowflake… we all are.


2 Responses to “for the sake of it”

  1. Natasha May 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    Love it Jamie! I can’t believe you’re leaving so soon. I wish I was there for your last days. I’m so proud of you and pumped to hear about your adventures! You’re my hero!

    • jamielynnborn May 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

      Thanks Natasha! I know, SO soon. Unreal. I wish you were there for my last few days too… I miss you. And what are you talking about?! You quit your job and moved to Fort McMurray to follow God’s call…. you are my hero!

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