When I started this blog early in February 2013, I really had no clue where it would go or what it would become, to some extent I still do not. What is has become though is extremely important to me. The initial plan was to force myself to think, to begin to practice the discipline of thought in order to help me live life consciously & avoid slipping into what I call mental auto pilot.
I have learned through writing how to truly access my thoughts, the things that do not come to me in conversation flow freely when writing. I have discovered long lost memories, processed pain, celebrated this blessed life I lead & become part of the beautiful blogging community. As the journey has progressed it has become less about heeling and more about growth, about keeping my mind active. I find that if I am being regularly creative I function better as a human being & this crazy thing we call life makes more sense.
The title, Unhiddenlight, comes from an awakening that I experienced towards the end of 2012 & on into 2013. Basically it was revealed to me that I had spent far too much of my life trying to figure out what the world wanted me to be & how to fit in. I realized that not only was it time to stop conforming, but it was time to discover who I really am. Which is where my initial about for the blog came from:
This is about letting my light shine, no longer will I live in the fear of who I am, my light is bright & beautiful & its time I stopped hiding it.
Very quickly into beginning the blog I found out that not only do I like reading poetry, I also really enjoy writing it. So here in my random collection of thoughts, you will find my poetry, my thoughts, some memories & experiences. You will find my songs and basically anything that it comes to mind for me to share.
Me? Well, I’m glad you asked. My name is Chris, I was born & raised in Leeds, UK, I moved to Texas in 2002. I am a family man, a Christian, a music lover, a sports junkie and a gamer among many other things. The best way I can think of to describe myself is a very complex simple man, the contrary nature of such a statement sums me up beautifully.
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise indicated, please be respectful of that. Comments & feedback are welcome. Thank you for visiting my blog!