Who out there needs an inspirational quick read filled with poetry? I don't know about you, but I love reading poetry that touches my heart and soul. As a child, I always wrote poetry in a variety of forms and in the seventh grade, I won a national poetry contest with a poem I wrote about part two of Jack and the Beanstalk. I have no idea where that poem is as I have searched and searched for it. Poetry is a written art form and when I find great poetry, I feel compelled to introduce you to it. I hope you enjoy learning about this poet, Ryan Drewes and his poetry book "Wandering for Words: Volume 1."
I turned to journaling as a way out of my head and into the present. Staring at these words would clarify the things I had ruminated continuously about. I then decided to join a small intimate writing workshop where the walls finally began to break down. My heart started to bleed out years of hurt and pain onto anything and everything that would soak it all in. Eventually, I began combining my words with the photos I had been taking, and the path I had been aimlessly wandering down for years was finally starting to make some sense. Not only were others healing me, but I was healing myself.
I had a lot of people telling me I should write a book and share my work, so in the winter of 2018, I sat down and began putting this piece together.
As for an influential writer, Victoria Erickson, perusing through Instagram one day, her words had found me. I wound up taking one of her online workshops, and it was there that I was finally allowed a safe place to share my thoughts and words.