Friday, October 2, 2009

Why do I blog?

I am part of an online community of women. It is full of smart, supportive, and amazing ladies. The lovely Liz has decided to give us blog challenges. No surprise here that I am doing it late. :)

Why do I blog?

This is such an interesting way to start. Honestly, I started to blog so that I could write a little diary to myself to remember what life was like during my pregnancy. If I am being honest with myself, it was to show people how I was a person separate from my child. I had a lot of worries that I would become a Mommy and that no one would see me as anything else.

I have always loved writing. I wrote my first play in 3rd grade and my first book at 16. My first play involved the adventures of Strawberry Shortcake and her gang. I even got my friends to act it out for our class. I believe that this was a key time in my creative process. My teacher at the time, couldn't stand me and never tried to foster my writing skills. My book was my foray into the romance genre. I haven't read it in years, but I would guess that it was pretty terrible.

I wasn't sure what to do when I got to college, so I majored in English. What else does a girl who likes to read and write do? I had an awful case of writer's block my senior year and decided then and there that I couldn't be a writer. I have been intimidated by writing ever since. Truth be told, this blog is the closest thing to writing that I have done since college.

I don't know how to post pictures and this blog has blossomed into a "Mommy" blog, but I am okay with that. I am also okay with how I have changed since becoming a mommy. I am a lot more patient in some ways and a a little less self centered.

I hope this answered the question or that it gave you, the reader, a little more insight into who I am.

I look forward to more blog challenges.


Lizz said...

I want to go back in time and kick your 3rd grade teacher's ass for you!
That part made me sad, but I think we're similar in a lot of ways... I hope the challenge keeps inspiring you to write!

the thorntons said...

It is true that the more away from school we get the less we write, and the blog's help keep us fresh! Love your book your teacher can kiss it!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

You never know....this blog might spur your re-love for writing!!

Brakes and Gas said...

I'll share my sixteen year old self's romance novel if you do! Picture a cruise, steamy sex scenes (ironically written by a virgin), and lots of tragedy and drama!
I love that I wasn't the only novelista teen out there... Oh, I was an English major too!

Alison said...

Love your blog. You ARE funny... and I love reading your entries!