Letting Life Lead
When I turned forty-two — I thought I would get the answer to life, the Universe, and everything…
No such luck. But, hey look at me getting my Who’s On Fourth on at YeahWrite!
My 2015 resolution was to dust off a blog that I’ve had plans for since 2011, but just never seemed to have the time for. I’ve been a college instructor for twelve years and I love it; it is a path that chose me. With a husband, two children, two cats, and a house — energy is spread pretty thin. I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and realized that the image of myself in the Matrix is not the person in the reflection. Is that a chin hair!? I haven’t written that novel I’ve been wanting to write since I was ten, but that seems like a daunting task. I’m working on it!
I wasn’t sure of this blog’s direction when I started, but I decided then I starting writing once again the path would reveal itself. I started with writing Amazon product reviews (take a look and if you find the review helpful you can like it) which I found I really enjoyed writing (something I could actually get done in the few minutes before a small person needed me to do something like blow their nose or break up another fight) before I revived this blog.
I then decided to try a number of things: a diary of my mad crafts and projects over the years, my adventures in being an inconsistent cook, domestic whines, some tutorials, accounts of my parenting journey of five years so far, and other random musings. I dabbled in some videos, but being an Introvert I am not quite as motivated for that, but I haven’t taken it off the table.
My first passion is fiction writing. Through this blog, I found that part of me that used to never be without pen and a notebook to scribble in wherever I went. I thought I lost her forever.
I started writing and let it happen. I don’t worry about blogging rules or single focus. I am quite tired of so many rules. My birthday reminds me that life is passing me by, and I just want to do…something! Well, something that doesn’t involve base jumping or white water rafting — I’ll just write about that, thanks.
So what’s in store for 44? Well, I am going to self-publish a short story collection. I won’t know unless I try right?
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