Day 227 – Why I Do What I Do

2013.10.08 - TuesdaySomething amazing happened today.  I was walking into work and someone I’ve known for a couple years mentioned that they follow this blog and have for quite some time.  Can I say that I was completely blown away?  Okay, I will.  I was completely blown away!

I write because it is a form of expression.  Much like my photography and my artwork, my blogs (five and counting) are creative outlets and I can’t imagine life without them.  My writing is a way for me to process my observations.  It is a way for me to wrap my mind around the events of the day, the activities of the world, and the observations I make of people.  I realize people read this stuff but lately I’ve had several people remind me that it impacts their lives as well.

And so, at 7:00 pm on a beautiful evening, I’m writing…In part because Dianna and Annie and Michelle and my therapist say I should.  In part, because it is a balm to my soul.  In part, because I wouldn’t know what else to do with all these thoughts swirling around in my head.

I may not be a svelte 180 lbs of muscle or have the cholesterol of a 20-year-old, but I can tell a tale and paint a picture with words.

And I think I’ll keep it up for a little while longer.