I am preparing to teach the Art of Writing to several elementary classes. As I began preparing, I started asking myself the question, "Why?"
Why do I write a blog rarely visited by anyone?
Why do I spend time editing it?
Perhaps it is because I had someone tell me that those were the steps to proper writing. Perhaps it is because I will never let go of the Journalism degree that hangs in my office. Then I realized that it is for all of those reasons and more.
I realized that I write it for me and that writing is part of who I am. Without following some formalized writing my thoughts would be confusing. There would be thoughts without completion, without understanding.
I thought about deleting my blog. Giving up. After all, if I am the audience and I am the writer, why bother?
My sister-in-law once said, "Your blog is like your journal, only you let everyone read it." Everyone, by the way, can be counted on one hand.
How true it is. When I need to express my thoughts I come here.
One day I want to print those entries I wrote while I was pregnant and just after I had Noah. I want him to have them as a memory of me when I am one day not able to tell him how deeply I loved him before he was born.
Maybe this blog is part of my legacy; how I want others to remember me.
So, students of Kingsville, I write, not because I have to, but because I want to. While you have to compose paragraphs on paper, I compose here. On this blog. My challenge to you is for you to find your voice. Leave your legacy. I can't wait to be part of your journey.
For my friends and family who do read my blog...thanks...it is nice to know I have an audience, but I realize now that I will always have an audience. An audience of One. He knows why I write. Why I need to write. Why I only write when I feel called. So, hang in there with me. I will update my posts...eventually!