Kay’s Korner: Storytelling

Kay’s Korner: Storytelling

Sorry I’m late guys!!

Let’s get right to it!

I give social media a great deal of grief but let me give it some praise for a second.

So I decided to start being conscious of the people I follow and started adding and deleting like crazy. This one lady I started following has had so much of an impact on my writing. Whenever I read her work, she inspires me to be open, more transparent. I always want to write after reading her writing. It’s fascinating.

There’s so much power in sharing your story. Your story can be the thing that catapults someone into their destiny. I’ve learned that not only is my life not my own but my story isn’t my own either. The things that happen to me are part of my story but reveals God’s glory. Yes I’m living it but when I get through it, it’s going to help so many women. Just like this writer uses her stories and wakes up parts of me I didn’t even know existed, I hope that my stories do the same for someone else.

With all of that being said, I’m learning to abandon the “why.” I don’t need to know why God is doing anything. I don’t need to know why this happened or why this didn’t happen. It’s not my business. I have to trust His good and perfect plan.

Telling stories is the reason I write. I have a vivid imagination. If you know me, you know I almost always have a story to tell. It’s how I connect with people. It’s how I express myself. I’ve discovered that my writing blocks only happen when I limit my vulnerability and openness in my storytelling. If I try to hold back parts of myself through anything I create, fiction and nonfiction, I get stuck. If I’m not in a place where I feel comfortable sharing, then my creativity struggles. Shame isn’t from God. It’s a tool the enemy uses to keep us away from God and to keep us from connecting with each other. He uses embarrassment to keep us from connecting with God and to make us think that we are alone. The more I share on here or any platform, the more feedback I receive.

So I have been in a bit of a creative block but that’s because I have been holding back. But that stops today.

The social media praise wasn’t really clear huh? It has connected me with awesome writers and content creators who inspire me in ways they don’t even know. And for that reason, I do appreciate the medias.

Randomness That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do with Anything:

The thing that baffles me about white people calling the cops on black people for nothing is that they continue to call the cops on black people for nothing. They ignore the outrage, the hashtags, the negative media coverage and still do it anyway.

One of my biggest pet peeves are adults who order from the kids menu. Grow up or stop being cheap or both.

A mood: laying on the floor and staring at the ceiling and listening to A Seat at the Table and CTRL.

It low key bothers me when my phone tells me how far away I am from home or how long it’s going to take me to get to church. You don’t know my life. I go more places than home and church.

Until next week, lovers…

Kay

Kaylia is a freelance writer based in Houston, TX. When she’s not performing Beyonce’s dance routines, you can find her at the local library sniffing books and erasing vulgarity from the pages. She enjoys reading, writing and arithmetic. When she isn’t reading, writing or doing random math equations in her head, you better believe it’s because she’s in the middle of a Grey’s Anatomy binge.

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2 Comments

  1. Debbie Zepeda
    August 17, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    This part I treated me when you said “With all of that being said, I’m learning to abandon the “why.” I don’t need to know why God is doing anything. I don’t need to know why this happened or why this didn’t happen. It’s not my business. I have to trust His good and perfect plan.” We are always taught to go for a why! Can your next post go deeper into this or talk a little more deeply about this on this comment. Because you are right, is it not our why? But it’s what God wants us to do… how and when do we know the difference?

    • Kay
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 2:28 am

      Great question!! I’ll blog about it soon!!

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