I have taken the art of writing rather seriously since I was about the age of 7 or so. Believe it or not, I actually recall writing a few meaningful pieces at that age (I just wish that we hadn’t lost some of this writing during our many moves). I guess that is why I am so comfortable blogging. For me, blogging is a means of expression. It allows me to explore my literary creative angle in a real-time way. It allows me to be silly, quirky, zany and entertaining (at least, I hope some of you find me entertaining). It also allows me to be in contact with a few like-minded individuals that have decided to walk with me for a spell on my journey. My blog space, is essentially an extension of my writing notebook and in a sense, my psyche.
Having said that, it is understood that a real person exists behind the words that are written within this blog. It is my perogative to present this space as a caricature of myself and my environment. I have neither the desire, or need to present my readers with the nitty gritty aspects of my life (for personal reasons – particularly those of privacy). For those of you that take comfort in sharing details of your life with us in trust and good faith, I must thank you for that, but by no means do I want my words to be less valuable because I don’t offer the same intimate details of my life (and I think that this is understood to not be a concern…and if it is a concern…). Also, it is my intent to present that part of myself to my readers that is quite important – and that is the person that I am evolving into (regardless of my past circumstances). For me, personal evolution is extremely important. “Who are you becoming?” “What are your influences?” “What are your beliefs?” I could fill up all of my pages with my scars, traumas, hurts and woes, but I don’t want to be reminded of these things on a daily basis when I open this space…It is enough for me to integrate these experiences into my present person, accept them, own them and move on, hopefully inspiring others as I go.
So that’s a bit of me in a nutshell. I am not an enigma. I am just a deeply private person that is trying to make some meaningful contact with people that want to take the time to get to know me (and vice versa). I think we all place ourselves in a position of being judged every single time we make a post, and this very act makes us vulnerable to the criticisms and assumptions of others. Hopefully, through our words, we can attract similar minded people to share along in our journeys. I for one, am very fortunate to have met some very wonderful people from my writing. For a time, we are part of one another’s journeys, we don’t know how long we will have with one another, but for now, we should be happy that we can be of influence and support one another. We choose to be part of this community because we all have one thing in common. We can write and express ourselves with the written word. Some of us do it because we/they are writers, while others do it for the aspect of shared humanity. Regardless, we are making the choice to share ourselves with others…and we do this in good faith everytime we open that Dashboard and click on “Write.”