I Am A Writer - Narah Valenska Smith - Get Back On Track

How To Get Back On Track

I Am A Writer - Narah Valenska Smith - Get Back On Track

How To Get Back On Track

How wonderful it is to get back on track! Thank You, God, first of all, for the opportunity to do so. And hey, if you're reading this, you're alive too so consider that is opportunity knocking for you as well! :-) Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!! Baby, we've got miles to go in this life of ours – at least we sure hope so – so, let's do this! ;-)

Now, where the heck have I been? Oh, well, ahem… In one simple word? Struggling. There. Ugh! It's annoying to even say it but that's alright. I just did and I lived. The good news about struggling and about having been off track is that it reminded me – yet again – that I'm HUMAN. Hello! Houston! Newsflash once more… Narah Valenska Smith, hear me out! says my soul. You are HUMAN, baby! Easy on yourself now! 

All I can humbly say is, Amen.

The fact that I am human does not give me license to get off track but it surely explains why I do. Same for you. Being human means we will not be perfect. No way, no how, not ever. So, what matters at this point is that I am here now. If you were inside my brain, this is what you would hear my little voice say: Whew! I have found my way back home! Thank You, Jesus! You wouldn't hear my heart saying anything though. It would just beat along all-knowingly and joyfully as if to say: Baby, I knew you'd return to me all along.

So, how do you get back on track? You follow your heart, my friend. No matter how long you've been gone, you listen and you follow the voice of your soul. That's the only real strategy you will ever really need in life. Just follow your heart all the way Home.

This may seem overly simplistic at first glance, of course, but I promise you this one thing: life's truths are ALL very simple. The fact that we humans love to complicate things does not change that fact. To get back on track, you must remember your true self, listen to your spirit, and simply follow your heart. Now go do just that! ;-)

All my love to you always,

Narah Valenska Smith - Writer - NarahValenska.com - Writing. Speaking. Heart to heart. Soul to soul. You Are Worthy.

Narah – #BeTheRealYou

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Lifelines

Lifelines - What Are YOUR Lifelines?

I have several lifelines in my life. They are there for me without fail, day in, day out and I am SO grateful.

Jesus is, of course, Lifeline #1. If it wasn' for Him, I don't know where I would be. Even as pain is relative to one's own life, His suffering makes any of my hurts – and I've been to hell and back several times – pale in comparison. That He took what He took and still does makes me a better person. He simply set the standard for the whole wide world and is my hero, bar none.

Lifeline #2 is my own spirit. That ol' thing will just not give up. How amazing. I may cry and be sad, I may be downright depressed, and my spirit always finds a way to tell me Hey, remember me? I'm still here, ok? You are alright no matter what happens. Remember, you're an amazing soul. Wow! It's mindboggling, to say the least. Thank You, God, for the real me, for such strength of character. I like who I am. 

Lifeline #3 is my immediate family – my hubby, my boys, my stepson, my sweet Baby Faith. I live and die daily for them. They are my everything.

Lifeline #4 is my mentor. She is such an amazing friend. Daily she encourages me to keep going. She understands. She has been where I am. She knows pain. She knows trauma. She knows Jesus. She knows heart. Her kindness and compassion knows no bounds.

Lifeline #5 is all the good people out there in the world, including the nearly 2500 "fans" on my Facebook page. There are such wonderful people in life. Some are living their lives full out and share so much light. Others are not all out but still give so much love and support. I am blessed to know so many of these class acts directly and indirectly and consider myself just so fortunate to have them in my life, I couldn't ever say it enough. I adore you all and thank you.

Lifeline #6 are all the books I've read and own. Gosh how I love them! There are so many amazing writers. Their words have many times saved me as their truth resonated with my own and I couldn't be more grateul to them for writing them. 

Which leads me to gratitude for Lifeline #7 – my own writing. I can always go to a blank page or screen and say it all. Writer's block is simply not something I struggle with. Only once was I ever really "stuck" expressing myself and staring at a blinking cursor – once - and I've never looked back. My words are my sanity. They're the language of my heart and soul. 

How about you? What are your lifelines? What keeps you afloat when the pain from life events and circumstances would otherwise have you drown? Please share in the comments below if you feel so called.

All my love to you always,

Narah Valenska Smith - Writer - NarahValenska.com - Writing. Speaking. Heart to heart. Soul to soul. You Are Worthy.

Narah – #BeTheRealYou

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