Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Why I Blog

I have had a desire to write since I was knee high. As a child I always said I wanted to be an author - (see, I was fancy from back then).

Life interrupted.

Somehow life interrupted and I didn't have the courage to follow my dream and so I put the writing dream on hold. But while the dream was on hold, I read. It was through my love of reading that my dream was formed and so it was only natural that I read. I will read practically anything in print. I am a lover of words. I once read an article about the love of reading which resonated with me. The author wrote about her love of reading books, magazines, those papers that come with prescriptions and nutritional information on packages and the joy she felt while reading anything. For me, reading and writing go together like macaroni and cheese.

Life interrupted.

Three years ago, my oldest brother passed away and I was dealing with a thing called grief which was new to me. I am emotional but not often demonstrative with my emotions. They're in there but they need a forum for expression and writing became the container for my grief. Over time the grief outgrew the container; I was no longer grieving and the dream was reignited.

I am a champion of the ordinary, the inane and the insignificant. I lead a drama free life yet there's never a dull moment. I get excited thinking and discussing thoughts and ideas. I fancy myself to be like Malcolm Gladwell who takes insignificant thoughts and expounds them to significance. I don't have a story to tell, I have many stories broken down into blog posts, and I love to tell them.

I am a Christian - not a fly by night Christian or a holy roller or any other term people use to categorize believers of Christ. I am simply a Christian who takes my faith seriously and it informs everything I do.  So while I can laugh, joke, flirt, shop, be stylish, hopefully, in my interactions you will see something different and that difference is Christ. Because though I am a Christian, I wrestle with insecurities and struggle with bad habits but as a believer, I have a Resource that propels, aids and allows me to do what I am called to do.

A dream resurrected.

This all brought me to the world of blogging. I can continue to resurrect my dream while just being me. I aim to be positive.  I want people to think, and perhaps think differently after reading my work. This becomes inspiration, and that's my goal. That's why I blog.

Thanks to mrstdj for cluing me into Evernote as you never know when inspiration will strike.

Why do you blog?  


  1. You and I have come to this writing thing from different angles, but the upshot is that we both love to do it. I've been writing since I could hold a pen. I've also dreamed of actually writing a book. I just don't know what it would be about. (Not hair) One of these days, I'll figure that out . . . until then, you can find me on the Slim!

  2. I love what you said about being a champion of the ordinary. I feel the same way! I live an ordinary live and I LOVE it! I see extraordinary things everyday in what we as people take for granted all the time - the gorgeous autumn leaves where I live, the glorious sky, the ability to run for even 1 mile ... I thank God daily for his gifts.

    Tanya Patrice

  3. You are such a quiet angel. During some of my toughest moments, I will read your blog or comments that you've left on mine. (((hugs))) I blog because I must. God has gifted me with the power to use my words and I am compelled to do so.


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