The Prodigal Blogger

You know, there comes a time in one’s life when you realize that something isn’t right within you.

For me, that time is now.

Every morning, I wake up with a heaviness and a burden to write.

Throughout the day, I’m continuously inspired by my world and the experiences that shape it.  I jot down notes, but they never make it to a published format.

My evenings? My evenings are spent setting new goals (actually, they’re the same old goals with a new pen color) and making false promises to my consciousness that tomorrow will be the day that I peck the keys on this laptop.

Well, each tomorrow turns into another day, another week, and then to another month.

To be honest with you, I thought my writer’s block was the result of no longer being inspired by Empowered Narrative. So I started a new website, but I didn’t feel complete there, either.

Then, I thought that my content wasn’t hittin’ a bulls eye every time and that meant I wasn’t really qualified to do this.  After all, that was the broken record that kept playing in my head.

Can I tell you a secret? Comparison is the death of your destiny.  That is a fact for me, because every time I look at another writer’s success, I feel inadequate. Simple as that.

My destiny withers away one envious emotion at a time.

Something’s GOT to give, I told myself this morning.

What I realized in that moment was that I spent all these months avoiding the pain of consistency.  I mean, if I can spend my energy on anything less taxing, I choose that over this every time. Every. Single. Time.

And the result? Heaviness. Discontent with myself. Tears.

In the midst of wiping away the mix of self-pity and self-sabotage from my eyes, I realized some things:

  1. Being faithful to the few means much more than being famous in front of the crowd.
  2. Consistency builds endurance AND self-confidence.
  3. God really can take the least amount of me and turn my words into the encouragement someone else needs.

Having said all that, I’m back to writing!

Prodigal Blogger


I’m determined to get this right, you all. I’m determined to build my own consistency and to encourage you on your life journey all at the same time.

Before I sign off on this post, I just want to say a big thank you to you.  I appreciate your support more than you know.  I’m committed to you, and I’m committed to impacting my world.

See you soon in your inbox!

Love and peace,

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Elana Cole is an author, educator, and coach who is passionate about helping others in their personal journeys towards a more beautiful life. She is the author of "The Midnight Experience" and creator of Empowered Narrative, a blog about transforming the way you live and love.

2 thoughts on “The Prodigal Blogger

  1. Thank you Elana for daring to share your thoughts, aspirations, fears. May the Lord grant me the courage you’ve been granted. love always, Twylla Jo.

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