I'm an on again, off again writer. The daughter of a newspaper photographer and a teacher, words and their accurate use were a big deal in my childhood home. I carried my fondness of words into adulthood, as did my editor/communications specialist sister. I handwrite journal entries every day, and have for close to fifteen years. My plan was to hide them in the upstairs crawl space at some point years and years from now in hopes they'd be a cool discovery for a future homeowner. A historian friend of mine said absolutely not; they need to be left to a museum or archivist. Oh, ok. Apparently historian think these things are interesting.
I have played with the idea of writing a book on leadership. The former version of this blog was leadership. Some of the entries were good. Some were meh. During covid, enthusiasm for the project vanished. But I like writing. I think it's good for me to practice a little discipline.
So here I am in 2023, with a personal challenge to write for 30 minutes every day. Edit as I can, but I'm not getting hung up on it. There's no doubt I will miss days and some days I may not publish, if I'm writing about someone I'm grumpy with...and I think it's possible they might stumble across it. I don't know if anyone will see these posts, but by publishing them in blog format, I'm holding my own feet to the fire.
If you are here, thanks. And enjoy.
Morning coffee, afternoon tea and beer with dinner are my drinks of choice. As an early riser but not a perky early riser, making coffee as I'm feeding Mr. Elliot and Zeke (the cat brothers) is my first order of business every day. I sit with it, wake up my brain, and think about the day. What will it bring? What stories will there be at its end?