“You gotta start blogging this stuff Mom!” That’s what my daughter said. That’s what did it. One sentence spoken. One daughter speaks it. One look finally did it.
The other day I was on the train coming home from work in Austin, Texas and I saw something that was … well …. I don’t know what to say…”sad” or “shocking” or “surprising”. But I knew I couldn’t put it on Facebook because I really didn’t want to offend anybody. I mean, I’m a nice person and everything and I didn’t want anybody to think bad things. But I knew I needed to write it down. Having experiences in my mind and not being able to share them is almost just as bad as cooking an awesome meal and not having anybody else to eat it! So it was that experience 2 days ago on the train that made my daughter push me to blogging.
I’ve written “stuff” down for a long time and sometimes share what I write with family, friends. It seems like such a shame to write tons of stories and just let it sit on some folder on my computer. My creative writing teacher in High School would be very upset to know that a lot of what she taught me was being wasted by hiding in folders. She always gave me an A on everything I wrote…sometimes even an A++ if I was lucky (but then again she said to all of us at the beginning of the semester that she only gave A’s out – as long as we did the work.) So as a result, the A++ became a treasured grade by me.
I told my daughter one day that I wanted to write a book but I didn’t know if anybody would read it. She said “Who cares, just write it!” Well, I haven’t written my book yet but I thought I’d get some practice in, by blogging.
I share a lot of things on Facebook but the problem is I only have about 400 and some odd characters. Kinda hard to write stories there. So, I thought I’d start blogging my stories and then my family and friends have a choice on whether to click to my blog or not.
I already have a lot of stories to share, some written, some not. So – I’m looking forward to this new adventure – and if you start reading my stories on my blog, let me know what you think if you want – but better yet just enjoy.