Find my niche – that is what well meaning people have said to me when writing my first blog post. Find a niche. Well, if that is the case, my niche is writing – my goal is to write for readers who are, like myself, searching to become a better writer. To explore the journey of the words we are touched by and hopefully touch someone else.
I have always loved to write, but I had thought it more a personal experience. A way of venting, or sharing when there was no one else to share with. To write poetry of love to someone I had not even met. To jot down inspirational pieces, song lyrics, and fortune cookie messages – to remember and save for – – – I don’t know what! But saved each and every one.
When I was the director of The Giving Tree Day Care, I wrote a journal entry every day for every child. The idea being if I had to leave my child while I went to work, I would want to know what did they do, eat, ‘say’, what were they focused on? How they played and with who? Did they say anything cute, or funny, smart or sassy? One day I thought I’d gather all the notes books over the years and have a wonderful book. That was before a water pipe broke in our home, knocking a bookcase down and flooding the room with six inches of water. All the pages turned to pulp. It was heartbreaking. Save one that miraculously stayed dry. I gave it to the mother of that child.
I ask you dear reader, to take a moment or two, look at my authors statement, About me – what Defines me – and share a moment or two of your day with me.
My hope is to touch on interesting subjects, thoughts, ideas, nonsense, humor, maybe a recipe and craft my words into healing instruments, inspirational moments, silliness when we need to giggle. All the while developing the craft to take me farther than a journal, past a college literary piece, beyond the occasional newspaper or magazine article. To test me – teach me – enrich me – and share it with you along the way.
Breathe Deep, Think Peace