My name is Talitha Lynn. I’m a graphic designer and event planner by day, and a writer by night. My dream… to be a successful Inspirational Romance Author.
For years I felt unfulfilled. Every morning, I hear the dreaded sound, Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. I open my eyes only a slit, just enough to retrieve my iPhone. I then beg for just a few more minutes. Why am I so tired? I groan before turning back over for five more minutes of precious sleep. Wake up, go to work, sleep, and repeat. Can you relate? I spent hours reading self-help books and even taking a coaching class, but I still felt frustrated. With each book, I gained new knowledge, but I never knew how to put it into action. One night as I watched a movie about someone who discovered herself, I suddenly realized my problem.
I didn’t know “me!”
I started spending hours reading my Bible, and just asking myself simple questions, like: What is your favorite color and why?
Pink, of course! My initial, and usual, response. Why? I asked. Again my favorite response has alway been… My favorite color is pink because it’s a happy color.
Good answer, but deep down I knew there was more?
As I began to dig deep for the why, I unearthed a painful and long forgotten memory.
I come from a long line of overachievers. Doctors, engineers, and entrepreneurs share my DNA. My cousins were always on the A-Team. No matter how hard I studied, I could barely make a B, and most of the time settled for C’s. I felt subpar. The more I compared myself, the worse I felt.
In fourth grade, when you don’t fit in, it colors your whole world. About halfway through the year, I was walking down the hall to my next class when I had an “ah ha” moment. I declared to myself, “If I can’t be as smart as them, I will be more unique and fashionable.” To my fourth grade mind, no one was more fashionable than Barbie, and what was her favorite color? Pink, of course!
Uncovering this memory was powerful for me.
I remember reading in one of Norman Vincent Peale’s books that sometimes people who get C’s in school get A’s in life. Learning who I am and how to love myself is a great start to earning those A’s.
I am good with words. I am good with ideas. I have a curiosity about life, an ability to ask great questions, and a love for people. I also believe God gave me a gift. The gift of writing. I want to use that gift to its fullest potential, until it is bursting at the seams. That’s how “My Ink Trail” emerged.
I began guided journaling as a way to discover more about myself, and it has truly changed my life. I have unearthed memories I believed to be lost. I have laughed. I have cried. I have released emotions buried deep inside. I have learned to love deeper, and how to love the authentic me. And while I may not have completely arrived at my destination, I am enjoying the journey.
With each new discovery, I am finding more fulfillment, and seeing myself more clearly. I began My Ink Trail to help others, because I want to share my journey of discovery. I hope you too will uncover the wonderful unique things that make you … you. Like me, you may be surprised by what you find. After all, who says a smart girl can’t like pink?
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” ~Philippians 4:13
“Life is like a work of art, designed by the ones who live it.” ~Unknown
“To love is nothing, to be loved is something, but to love and be loved is everything. ~ Unknown