I can’t believe I am starting to write at 11:45 pm. (I have to work in the morning!) No time to send this out to the editor. It’s going straight to the press which is good practice for my perfectionism so put away your proofread pens! I said I was gonna use the backspace button less anyway. This is gonna be a great.

Guys, guess what?! I’m a blue jay! I’m so excited to have discovered this, like oh idk ten minutes or so ago. All these naked thoughts had me thinking about jay birds and the next thing ya know, I’m on the National Geographic site. Don’t tell the hubs but I started reading about these birds and oh my gosh! I am one!

God made me a blue jay.

First let me just say–they are highly adaptable and highly intelligent. I know, right!? They are a familiar and noisy presence and make a variety of sounds (um hi! hello! Day 5 over here!). They are gradually extending their range to the Northwest, which means I’m about to make some more friends! If you are just joining us. Welcome!

I have a feeling there’s gonna be a lot more exclamation marks so hold tight. I’m not trying to yell at you. I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED! I’m gettin’ a blue jay tattoo. I just decided! Aren’t you glad you are following along. Breaking news people!

These exclamation marks are so out of character for me. I don’ t like them those marks, too pushy for me. I have no idea why I’m talkin’ like Mater. Just go with it. Just say what ya gotta say. Period. No need to try to talk me into something or boss me around. But don’t even think about leaving me hangin’. Don’t forget the period. Got it? Oh my gosh, I seriously think I am going nuts which brings me to acorns.

Check this out. Jay birds store acorns in the ground but fail to retrieve them. FAIL < I know that word. I wonder if that’s like buying fancy ingredients to make an a-MA-zing meal and whoops! not sure how that stuff got rotten in there.

I am definitely a blue jay.

^Oh but somethin’ good comes from that. I forgot to say. It aids in the spread of forests and um, it’s good for that there compost. You’re welcome. Our soils gonna be real good for that abandoned garden of mine. Um, it kinda gets worse. Blue jays have this reputation of being like, totally bad moms. Btw, loved the movie. Totally hilarious. I didn’t laugh at any of the inappropriate parts, just the appropriate ones. Alright back to more plagiarizin’. This might be the way to go. Um, blue jays, bad moms, where was I? Oh yeah, they eat their offspring. Beat that. Past midnight, ahh shoot, I got’s ta go, gonna turn into a pumpkin.

As you can tell, I’m taking baby steps. Vulnerability comes with building more trust. When God has some stuff to say, He’ll help me say it. This one was for me. He wanted me to know I am a beautiful blue jayI may or may not have a few tears. Thanks for that Lord. .. and about tomorrow, can you please make those elementary kiddos have good behavior for me tomorrow? I promise I won’t eat them. Amen


write-31-daysThis is Day 5 of a 31-day series on writing naked. You can find the series in its entirety HERE.

This does not involve the removal of actual clothing. So please! keep them on!

Day 7