June 1, 2009

Things I do for me

Anita at A wife, a woman, a mom has is starting a new series - Things I do for ME! I like the idea behind this series and plan to join in when I can!

Feel free to Join in, or at least go and Anita and see what she does for her!

To kick it off I decided to write about writing. I write for me. I have always loved to write. Way back when I was 5 I started with poems (one is framed in triplicate and resides at multiple family homes). As a teen writing became an outlet - and has been ever since.

I write poems, short stories, blog posts and more. Writing keeps me sane, writing gets things out of my brain and into my computer and this makes my brain much happier. Sometimes I even send myself emails just to get stuff out of my brain.

I also make lists, I write a lot of lists. The above list is a list of blog posts and this post is on this list and I can't wait to cross it off!

When Lauren was born, back in 2000, I started a website, on that website I kept a journal and lots and lots of photos - in 2004 when I was pregnant with Hailey life got in my way and I couldn't spend the time updating the site that I used to. It was hard, it was sad and it went on for almost 4 years. In February 2008 I plunged into blogging - I kept my blog private at first only going public in October of 2008 - I am so glad I did! I love having my blog as a writing outlet. It has been fantastic for me and all my lovely readers make it even better!

So there you have it - I write, I write for me - I write a lot and who knows maybe someday I will get the courage to pull the trigger and try to publish some of my stories. Maybe. Someday.


mommytoalot said...

I like that. I write for me as well.
Great post.

jen@odbt said...

I'm glad you write. I don't write as much as I blog...does that count? I do it for me too b/c I want to remember all the every day things.

Lindsay said...

Such a fun carnival. I might have to join up next time! I love that you write as well!

Anita said...

I like that you share your writing. I believe many bloggers(me me me) are writers or want to be writers. I was a pre- journalism major in college, but became nervous and changed to the ever more reliable, business.......why oh why.
I've journaled and written all of my life, blogging is just sharing the journey a bit more.
Thanks for joining in.

Laura said...

I write for me too.
I always have.
Painters say they have to paint.
Musicians have to make music.
I like words myself.

Jen said...

This is a great topic. I love writing, but I don't get to do it much anymore except for blogging. I've decided that blogging counts as something I do for me. Yes, I hope my kids will appreciate it someday and I know my friends and family appreciate it now - but it is mostly for me. I want to remember these times with the kids.

And I definitely read for me!

Courtney said...

Well, I am glad you went public too! I am a total list person too. It makes me feel organized :)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Blogging is a FANTASTIC writing outlet, isn't it????

Cheryl Lage said...

YES! Publish your stories! (does eating Double Stuf Oreos on the sly qualify as something I do for me?) ;)

Bonnie said...

I would love to see some of your poems and stories. Maybe you could post a poem or two..
My mom bought me a typewriter for Christmas when I was about 9 or 10She said she thought I would be a writer someday. That always kind of stuck with me. I didn't realize what a great outlet it was for me until YOU got me started blogging. So thank you for that!

Threeundertwo said...

Great post. I love how organized you are with your blog entries!

I have been writing for me for as long as I can remember too. I still keep a handwritten journal that's different from my blog that's different from my facebook. Writing is an amazing outlet.