My story for the MWC has been with me for years

My dad died more than 7 years ago. Ever since, I’ve been carrying around the story of our strained relationship and how I finally reconciled it hours before he died.

I finally wrote it and submitted it to the #MWC.

Why now? The timing finally felt right. I’m not sure why.

And now that I’ve put it out there and it has a life of its own, it’s like a weight has been lifted. I should have shared it long ago. Better late than never, as they say.

Some stories are meant to be carried close to your heart, and some are meant to be shared.

Bearing the raw parts of your own story can be so uncomfortable. But, every time I share something real and heartfelt, I always feel freer. And a little space for healing opens up.

Glad Doggett || Reader. Writer. Wanderer.