Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.
The who…I’m a mom to an 11 year old daughter and a 4-year-old great dane. By day, I work for a large B2B company as an Internal/External Communications Specialist. To put that in plain English, I do quite a bit of writing and editing (of the corporate type, of course).
And the why…By night, I just want to write. Free form. Creatively.
I’m deeply inspired by this response from Emily Austin when she was asked for the advice she’d give on writing a blog about parenting (from her interview with Cheri Lucas Rowlands; Emily writes the blog, The Waiting):
Here’s the thing: it is so incredibly worth it. Just write about your family. Write about the minutiae. Even if you think a post is going to be “boring,” write it: it’s your life and you and your kids will one day treasure that you took the time to record your history. These are your family’s stories and they are precious, even if it seems like you’re writing about the same milestones as everyone else. Just do it. Ask questions later.
So I think I’m going to take her advice. And just do it. Write, that is.