My writing group met virtually this morning. We meet via Zoom and have the blessing of meeting with women we might not otherwise connect with. Two of the women were also in the group I started when we lived in Washington state. Without the magic of technology, we might have lost the connection we forged over the years when we sat around a table and bore witness to one another’s stories.
Now we come together on a screen from the comfort of our homes, a group of eight today. Women of varying ages, in unique life stages, living in different places, brought together by a love of writing and belief in the power of story. Sometimes we laugh. Other times, someone’s words cause a lump to form in our throat. We bear witness to one another’s stories and find inspiration—both in writing and life.
Every woman in our group brings something of value to the virtual table. Our personalities are not the same, and our lives look different on the outside, but the power of story brings us together and teaches us we are more alike than we might otherwise realize. I’m thankful for the group and every woman in it.
Do you write? Are you part of a group? Tell us about it!