This is not my first blog. This is in fact, my third. My first blog, Love Letters 7.10, started out as a series of love letters to my son before he was born and has transformed into a blog about my life- faith, family, fulfillment. I will still be posting there regularly. My second blog is Tell Me A Story. It was started to give me a place to write. I haven’t really done much of anything with it, and will most likely be retiring it all together, especially with the incarnation of this blog.
This is a step into seriousness, an attempt to brand myself. This will also give me the opportunity to cut my teeth on wordpress. I’ve heard a plethora of good things, and blogger can be limiting. I have a lot planned for 2013 for myself and for my writing, and I need space. So here it is. This is my space. This is the place where I can explore myself further, explore my writing further. There are a thousand cliches in the world about writing and being a writer, and I don’t intend to add to them, but writing is a part of me. I spent the first few years of college ignoring that, and the last resurrecting it. It’s been a hell of a journey, and it’s not over yet.
This year I have resolved to reach one hundred thousand words in my book, to apply to graduate school, to make time for myself, to make time for my writing. Motherhood is like a sponge, absorbing each and every bit of my if I let it. But a happy mother is a happy son, and I need to work on me before I can be the best for him. I am grateful to have the support of my husband in this, the support of my family. Writing isn’t just a pipe dream, it’s my passion.