Friday, December 9, 2011

why i blog

It's a relevant question being as I've decided to move it up on the totem pole of priorities. As I read my list, I wonder why it wasn't at the top sooner.....

1)Truth be told, every since I started blogging........I subconsciously think in blog posts. Weirdest thing ever.

2) It's cheap therapy. These last couple months of consistent blogging have rid me of weight I didn't know I carried around everyday and has also infused happiness into my veins.

3) I remember a couple years ago realizing this was what I had to offer my kids and family. I don't scrapbook, I don't do great with taking candid pictures, I barely decorate for the Holidays, etc. There's a lot of things I'm not good at it. But through these notes, they'll know and understand their Mom's life better, which will in turn help them to know their childhood. Because right now, they ARE my life. Recording life is what I can offer them.

4) This is my medium for touching life; life that is all-consuming and constant and passionate and enveloping. So much so that I have trouble taking it in. And appreciating it. And remembering why it is so amazing. But I want to remember it and appreciate it and soak it I write. It's the tool that allows me to reach out and touch moments... and thoughts... and insights that are whizzing past me in the blink of an eye. It provides the clarity for me to search out these moments that capture the life I'm trying to create- to hold my focus on what I choose to. To remember those brewing thoughts in this mind of mine. To make sense of problems I'm trying to solve. Writing becomes my net, to catch the beauty of life in my hand and admire it for as long as I want. And then go back a week later, a month later....and admire it again. It gifts me this time and time again.

5) I didn't get the draw for my number 1 pick... to come to Earth as a hip-hop dancer. Fortunately, choice #2 is working out alright....a writing Mom.



  1. i constantly think of my life in blog posts!! especially when im in the moment that i want to blog about, im already writing the draft in my head!!

  2. I too think in blog posts...even if only a fraction of them actually get done. And I feel like if I didn't blog I would rarely take pictures because I take them just to go with a post. And I too like to sort out thoughts in writing and read and reread and reread

  3. very well said!
    similarly to why I blog...
    funny that are brains are thinking in blog posts ;)

  4. isn't it amazing how much blogging can really do for you? i feel the same why. like i've always said, you are such an amazing writer and i love to read. happy you've picked up to the near daily blogging.


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