open invitation no. 28: what stifles you?

Don’t be stifled.

What stifles you? It’s not about what stops you, nor what makes things difficult for you. When I made a little list about what stifles me, I found it was all within me.

  • getting it right
  • not doing things wrong
  • feeling like I’m a silly girl in the middle of a cornfield
  • thinking I shouldn’t spend time writing my stories

The world likes to stifle storytellers. Don’t be stifled.


Open your blog and write a post. Just write.


Reply to this post, jot a note and paste your URL.


Pop around and visit some other blogs. Leave a comment about the ideas or the craft…encourage and soak up the magic that will find you.

grab an image for your blog

Use one of these images so we can find each other…and you can invite others to share their stories with us!

Offer an invitation to others.

I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

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