In my confusion and uncertainty (about everything), I looked at my bookshelf for a book to read that could give me rest . . . and maybe guidance.
Blue Like Jazz, my favourite book, by Donald Miller was going to be it. Don’s books are my go-to comfort books. They are like companions – listening ears and friends telling me I’m not alone.
But I’ve read his books so often; I looked for something different. I chose Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I’ve only read it once but I felt if I read it again, it would understand me like it did last time.
I flicked it open and on the fourth page I read the words ‘Tell the truth’ repeated three times. Guidance came in the form of this epigraph.
I don’t know why I’m starting this blog, but I know I want to tell the truth. The truth of what it’s like for me to exist and the way I see the world.
I realized this is the reason why I like Don’s and Liz’s books: They tell the truth. That’s how I connect with them. Through vulnerability.
I want to go there.