Who I Am

Updated 4/7/2018…

Much like my life, I have just deleted everything I had previously written about myself and started over. Select All>Delete. New beginning.

I am a mother. Hmmmm…

I am a single mother. Almost…

I am a grateful single mother.

I lead an amazing life. It is busy, and full, and crazy in the best possible way. There is so much I am thankful for in my life.

And yet I want more. Scratch that. I want MUCH more.

I am learning that there really are endless possibilities. I have been so limited in my thinking, in what I thought was possible, that I failed to make the choices that would lead me to the life I truly deserve.

I thought that there was one “right” path, one way to be “successful.” I thought if I learned the formula I could achieve my goals. But what I’ve learned is that by doing this I limited myself to only the goals I could imagine. I limited myself to what I believed was possible. Because of this I was missing opportunities to choose the direction that I now feel I was meant to take.

I have always, from the time I was a little girl, wanted to write. I have always wanted to be an author. And yet, I let life push me around. I dabbled in writing here and there, but it was never as important as washing the dishes and folding the laundry. I put what I wanted to be doing behind what I felt needed to be done.

I let my lack of self-worth keep my dreams hidden. What my kids needed was more important. Making my friends happy mattered more. My job came first, well…third…but definitely ahead of me. Cooking, cleaning, mowing the lawn, painting the house…it all came ahead of the things that would truly make me happy.

I let fear and self-doubt control me. I worried about what people would think, if I would be good enough. “What if I fail?” “What if I waste all this time and nothing comes of it?”

In March of 2018 I decided to commit myself to writing, to make it my first priority instead of my last. And I learned that when you truly commit yourself you can achieve great things.

When I began writing here I had a plan, a designed purpose, something I wanted to achieve. But I struggled finding my voice. The words didn’t flow. It didn’t feel right. Then I started participating with the word prompt of the day and something beautiful happened. I stopped writing what I thought I was supposed to write and instead started writing what I was feeling.

And it was AWESOME.

The words just flowed. The more posts I wrote the easier it was for me to just let go of my plan and follow my heart. Sometimes I go back and reread what I’ve written and I’m simply amazed that these words came from me.

I’ve fallen in love with writing, and the WordPress community. I love connecting with people who read what I’ve written and I love reading what others have posted. This is an unbelievable journey and I’m grateful you’re joining me. Who knows where this may lead?

My name is Dianna (Dee) Kelly. It’s nice to meet you.

52 thoughts on “Who I Am”

  1. Dear Dee! I am so glad you’ve decided to put your dreams forward! It is a great thing to devote yourself to your family, but in the end, it is important that you never lose sight of what make you happy! I wish you all the best for your new projects, I am sure you’ll come up with amazing results πŸ™‚ *Big hugs* xx

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    1. Thank you! It’s been a journey but one that is far from over. I don’t feel like I’m just starting a new chapter…I think I’ve finished the old book and I’ve started writing a new one (figuratively). πŸ™‚ I appreciate that you’re here for the ride!

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  2. An amazing start to know you better. Love the words and your guts. Keep writing. You are a queen. I seem to spy your posts. Something similar for Q on my blog today. Do give a read and you will know why.

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    1. You’re wonderful Walt! I look forward to your comments and tour posts every day! You are truly a fantastic person! ❀️ And yes…I AM A WRITER!!! (I literally got tears in my eyes when I read that).

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  3. I am so very glad you have embarked on this journey, and within such a relatively similar window as I did… It has been so inspiring and motivating to watch your page and your presence grow; I was just relaying this exact notion to MJSC last night, and we were discussing how incredibly powerful writing is to unleash the person inside, to empower and connect. You are a prime example. You shine with such brilliance here Dee. Thank you.

    -ASP (Auroraboros)

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    1. I appreciate your feedback. I love that we are essentially going through this together. Writing is something that has always been a suppressed part if me that had just now found its release. I’m glad to know you! ❀️

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      1. I very much enjoy that as well, and have also always kept me writing very much contained and ignored as only a wasteland of old ideas. But I am learning there is independent life in those words… πŸ™‚

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  4. Hi Dee! I love your posts! I am always amazed at how well you put a piece together. I had always wanted to be a writer as well – and love the WordPress community as well. So glad to *meet* you!

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  5. Great post Dee. To me the best writing is that which comes from the heart, expresses emotion, thoughts and struggles. And you achieve that brilliantly. Glad you’ve found your way xx

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  6. Congratulations on your new start. I look forward to reading your posts. Have you ever seen the movie “Miss Potter”? I think you would enjoy it -it’s the story of how Beatrix Potter started out as a writer/illustrator. There’s a line in which a character tells Miss Potter, “I warn you. I am prepared to like you vey much.” And I feel the same about you! Blessings on your writing.

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    1. Hello Sunny. I am a movie buff and really enjoyed the trailer of Miss Potter and will be seeing it shortly as it features my favorite cast. I have also started to follow a very interesting blog of yours. Like-minded people have like-minded friends. Dee is such a gifted writer, I enjoy her latest fiction+non-fiction short stories a lot. Let’s hope our “Dee” finds her Prince Charming soon and kiss her awake from this wonderful dream that she is sharing with us all over here πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re very kind! I’m glad you’re enjoying the new stories…it’s definitely (another) new direction for the blog but I really like where it’s going. As for Prince charming…you never know when the next frog might turn into something altogether different! πŸ˜‰ I still need to see that movie… maybe this weekend…


    1. β€οΈπŸ€— thank you. As I am going through this I am learning a lot about myself…More than I expected. It’s been quite amazing actually and I’m fortunate to be making new friends along the way!

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  7. Hi Dee, thanks for the follow. It’s interesting to see row mindset on this, it’s kind of an aspiration to follow a similar path. Good luck to you ☺️

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  8. Thank you for sharing your story. This year I have decided that I would put my writing first as well. I feel like if I start it out as a blog I will have the courage to finish the book. It is not as easy as I thought, but with this Word Press community and reading encouraging post like this I will be okay.

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  9. Nice to meet you Dianna. I read a few of your posts and you got my interest and follow. Can’t wait to get to know you better. I’m Dominique by the way. I’m a French science journalist, mom and style blogger. No worries about the French-Canadian thing (sorry, nobody is perfect) coz my blogposts are written in English. Best luck in achieving your goals and dreams.

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