Blogging has been a personal journey for me. I started because I enjoyed writing and sharing my home and hobbies, and also because I wanted to become more “techy.”
Can an old dog learn new tricks? Well, sure she can! (And who are you calling an old dog?! LOL!) At the point of my life that could have become a mid-life crisis, I decided to take control and make it the beginning of a better me. Where I poured my time and energy into my children for over twenty years, now I had the opportunity to put some towards myself.
Honestly, all this tech stuff has contributed to more than a few headaches. The gears in my head still turn, but they creak and whine. I love it when I figure things out and they become second-nature. But then there are times when something is difficult for me and I put it off until I have the time and willpower to overcome it. Why does this all seem to come so much easier for our kids?
Writing as Therapy
My daughter is majoring in Psychology and recently wrote a paper entitled “Writing as Therapy” for her English class. She could have been writing about me. I wonder if she knew that?
“Writing can be very powerful. When someone is too stubborn to hear what is spoken, stories can be used to silently persuade. Events can be recorded so that those in the future can learn from the past. Messages can be transcribed with an elegance that the spoken word struggles to capture. But, that is not all that writing can do. Writing can also be very therapeutic in nature, and as such, can be used as a treatment for various mental disorders.” ~ Margaret Curren, “Writing as Therapy,” 2017
Okay, well except for the mental disorder part.
Writing is therapy for me. It’s a way for me to share my experiences in homeschooling, and the uncertainty of what comes next in life. I prefer writing over speaking because it gives me plenty of time to consider what I’m trying to say and how I want to say it.
There are lots of bloggers out there, and I suspect the same holds true for many of them. I’ve even started helping others get started, so if that’s something you’ve been wanting to do, drop me a line.
There are probably still some homeschooling (and homesteading and gardening) posts to come, but I also like to write about where life takes me. We’ve lived in our current home for ten years, the longest I’ve ever lived in one place, and we’ve been talking about remodeling the whole time. We’re actually starting to do some of that, so I’ll probably share that with you, too. Just today we happened on this beautiful sink at a flea market. It had never been used and had all of the original stickers on it. The original price was $39.95! (We paid quite a bit more than that.) My husband found a sticker on it that said it was from 1962, the year my parents were married.
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Until next time…Michelle