Friday, February 07, 2014

Five-Minute Friday: Write

Last night Bean put himself to bed at 7 pm. Tonight, it's almost 10 and he's still going strong, despite feeding and rocking and bouncing. He's chilling in his swing right now, so maybe I'll get 5 minutes to join in the five-minute Friday party - they just might not be 5 consecutive minutes!

Start:
When it comes right down to it, I write a lot.  It's part of being a student.  I'm constantly writing discussion board posts (I'm an online masters degree student) or papers.  It's part of living in a different country than my husband.  I'm constantly writing e-mails and skype messages and facebook messages. (PAUSE)  It's part of being a Cub Scout leader.  I'm constantly writing newsletters and meeting plans and menu plans for camp.  It's part of being me.

I write because it's who I am.  Maybe no one will ever read it, maybe it will go viral and be read my millions (who am I kidding?).  I write because it's how I process life.  I write because it's neater than painting and because I'm better at writing than I am at painting.  I write because I like to believe that someone, somewhere will be interested in what I have to say and that maybe somehow, what I write will help someone out.  Perhaps I'm delusional - I'm just one person, one very ordinary person, living a very ordinary life, in a very ordinary corner of the world.  But that won't stop me from writing.  As long as I have breathe, and at least one finger to pick out keys on the keyboard, I will write.
Stop.

See?  He does sleep sometimes...just no so much right now.

3 comments:

Sharybary said...

I really enjoyed reading about your writing. This was well done. I poked around and read several older ones. You have been blogging a long time and packed a lot of living into it. I just completed my first year of blogging.I would love to know any advice you have for me since you are a veteran!

elle michele said...

Keep on writing!

Joy said...

I'm not sure I have a lot of useful advice...write when the fancy strikes you. Don't limit yourself to one topic, unless you really want to, of course. I write about family, food, life, alpacas, whatever is on my mind. And don't beat yourself up if you go a long time without writing on your blog. Sometimes a month or more will go between my posts, other times it's a couple of posts a day. Just do what feels right to you.