I've missed it... writing. There have been many reasons for my absence in the blogging world lately. I can blame it on my job(s). I'm a school counselor, so springtime gets a little crazy with standardized testing, Section 504 conferences, and the various end-of-school activities. I also work a second job at a local department … Continue reading It’s Too Pretty to Write
Just perfect! This post describes why I love writing for ME. 🙂
Sometimes I don’t really know what to write, and then I think oh, you shouldn’t write for the sake of writing, you should write because–because you’re trying to write something. Because you’re trying to convey something. Because there’s a story you have to tell, a thought to flesh out, a destination to get to. You’re driving your point home.
But I don’t always have a point or a story or destination. And then I remember how I used to squirrel away hours just stabbing down words, stringing together sentences, writing whatever I wanted just because. Because it was fun and it made me happy and I didn’t really care if people read it or loved it or hated it. It was like rubbing on unscented lotion. It’s therapeutic, no one really knows you’re wearing it, and it’s something you do for yourself. You’re not trying to leave behind little…
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How long can I write a blog without telling my family and friends? Is there a typical length of time one allows for secret exploration before the truth must be told? I'm not trying to be dishonest or sneaky. I'm definitely not planning to write about taboo topics or stir up political unrest. I simply … Continue reading Secret Blogger
As I begin this new blogging journey, I find myself unable to resist the urge to continuously edit my posts. Is this some form of cheating? Am I the only one who returns to a post, rereads it, and makes corrections or improvements? Maybe I have a problem. I've never been known as a perfectionist … Continue reading The Urge to Edit
I've always been a writer at heart. I have considered putting my thoughts into print for years-- perhaps from the very first time I read a blog. I hope you'll enjoy your time inside my head. As a kid, I was intrigued by the idea of writing. That interest began with my love of reading. … Continue reading Here’s to Firsts