A Journey to Loving my Family
The more that I have to come up with a marketing plan for the distribution of my book, the less that I have the liberty to be the artist. Now, my book of memoir that is very personal and therapeutic to me has become a product to dissect.
In the book, I detail different periods of my life until now. I talk about a variety of topics that could be used for marketing purposes. I know that whatever direction I choose, I will have to stay focused on that lane. So what is this book really about? My author answer is, me. The book is a memoir of my life, it is essentially my story. However, when I go deeper and think about the constant themes of the book, I knew immediately that it was not a Christian book, and while the church wants me to “represent”, it’s not meant to relate to people who are at a certain level of spirituality in the church. It is a book, where I am so it is intended to meet people where they are in their journey to love. I added the journey to love because I believe that we are all journeying to identify ourselves closer to God.
The more that I process my purpose and the human thread within the book, I realize that I am right back at the beginning when I was writing to teach my daughter’s generation not to conform to our personal history by sharing my own. Our family dysfunction is the source and inspiration of my writing, in hopes of helping other families to heal by being open about the dimensions of my own poor family relationships. In truth, I believe that I am most useful by sharing what is really inside, my hope to heal families.
My blog will talk about sisters and brothers, mothers and daughters, fathers and headship, friendship and love. Relationships are the central theme here and hopefully whether you are categorized in your family as the strong, or weak, black sheep or prized gift, you can teach your family who you are so that they can change how they relate to you. You are who you say you are, and not who others compel you to be. Families can bring out a part of you that is compromised, and I hope to convey protection, leadership and responsibility on the part of families who know the intricate details of our existence. What families know about should be what keeps us together, not what tears us apart.
I hope you join me on this journey. It will get personal, and I will always be real offering solutions for families to overcome years of miscommunication.