Our last Blog class was on November 2nd, two weeks ago and you know what? Well, you don’t have to think hard on this one. Without my illustrious teacher, the wonderful Jon Katz, to give me a pat on the head when I was writing on a somewhat regular basis, I have just stopped writing at all! It is so true, when we have someone whose approval we seek, we do the work. When there is no one to say “ata girl”, we change our priorities.
Jon says that I will lose you, my readers, if I don’t post blogs regularly so I will try to be better. Sure I have lots that I can talk about but I still am not sure anyone wants to hear it.
So now I have another question. Is a blog for you the reader, or is it really for me, the writer?
By making myself put my thoughts into words that then go out into the world, I am growing and that’s a good thing. When I make myself take the time, because there are always 101 other things that I would like to be doing, most of which do not take nearly as much effort, I really do feel good that I took that time and that’s a good thing. That I have shared thoughts and feelings and maybe said something that touched even one other human being in some way makes me feel that I am worthwhile and that’s a good thing.