A year ago, I started an experiment. Inspired after watching Julie and Julia, I decided the only way to take my writing seriously was to start a blog. For one year, I posted an essay a week. Okay, in all honesty, I missed two weeks; but 50 out of 52 is not too shabby. Writing had been something I liked to do, but the way my life was going, I wasn’t doing it. I needed a deadline, granted a self-imposed deadline, but a deadline nonetheless. This blog taught me that I couldn’t call myself a writer if I wasn’t actually writing. And now, I was writing. I was a writer.
So, in recognition of my first year of blog-writership, I have decided to “graduate” and post my blogs at a new site. It is my hope that this new site will allow new readers to discover my writing. In the past year, my work has been published in a few places. And, truthfully, I’m still wishing for the day when writing will pay the bills. But, that day isn’t here yet. So I’ve kept my day job (teaching), my 24-hour-a-day job (wife and mother), and this is my part-time job.
This past year taught me that I hadn’t been true to myself for a long time. Writing is what I enjoy, it’s what I feel compelled to do, and yet I wasn’t doing it. Now, I am.
So enjoy each week’s posts. They are personal essays - on topics that have inspired me, irritated me, and intrigued me. Feel free to leave your comments, and please, share my blog with others.