Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Why I'm Writing

It's a beautiful, beautiful day. The temperature has dropped below 80 degrees... below SEVENTY degrees, even! I'm venturing into parts of my closet that haven't been touched in about 10 months and I am just thrilled about this. It was a joy this morning to walk outside with Ellie who genuinely does not remember a time that she walked outside and found it to be crisp and cool. She said "Ooh, Mommy, it's nice!" Yes, baby. It is. And the clothes are about to get so cute and Mommy ordered you some boots so your life is about to get significantly better.

I've got a bit of a head cold/allergies/exhaustion so I'm not running today. I decided, instead, to do something I've been wanting to do for awhile, which is head to Starbucks and do some writing. Blog writing. Writing for something else I've been working on. I just wanted to come sit and drink coffee and not be staring at piles of laundry.  When I got here, the only table available was one of those really long tables with 8 chairs. I chose a chair in the corner and got to work. However, as the morning as gone on, more random people are joining me at my table, including one man who sat directly across from me... and a few minutes later I had to put in my headphones which is the universal sign of "Not here to talk." I'm usually a friendly person but I need to focus when I have an hour all to myself to be creative.

Someone asked me the other day why I'm writing again all of a sudden - why I'm posting on my blog so frequently and what it is that I'm trying to accomplish. The truth is, I kind of don't know. I'm writing again, and it makes me happy to do that. I'm in a toddler season right now at home and I'm doing very few things that are any kind of release in a creative sense. And I'm a creative person. I also have a lot of words to say (it's just how God made me) (I wish I could tone it down, but sometimes I can't) so writing is the best way for me to do this. I'm not really singing any more, so all of my energies are focused on this. I have stories to tell and opinions to share and thoughts to unpack and this is just where it happens to be.

Plus, I have some little dreams of grandeur that pop up from time to time... thoughts about writing something a little more substantial and lengthier than this blog. I'm not even really sure what that would look like or when or how one even goes about doing something like that... but it's always in the back of my mind. We'll see what happens. Until then, I'm just going to keep writing until something more solid starts to shake up in this bizarre little brain of mind.

Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy reading your blog a lot, and I also recently started blogging - I don't think I even have an audience. But it helps me to process things thru and I also have greater dreams of writing more significantly in the future. God Bless You. Susan C.