I have to write early today in order to make sure that today’s blog gets done! I leave for work in less than an hour to teach all day, followed by an enrichment class after school. Tonight, Drew and I are headed to watch The Mets, (most likely in the rain.) so who knows what time I will get home tonight and I can’t miss writing because it would be the first day that I began writing my blog that I will have missed!!
I decided to join Lisa-Jo Baker and another Five Minute Friday once again. The idea is to write for five minutes. That is it. No more. No less. No editing, not going back just writing. Since that is about all I have time for today, it is perfect.
Today’s word is WRITER.
When I started my blog, I had a really difficult time calling myself a “writer.” In fact, I don’t even think the word ever crossed my mind. I wrote a daily blog, so I considered myself just that. A blogger. Nothing more. I shared stories of kindness and tried to get others excited about being kind and paying it forward. After mom and Francine died within three weeks of each other, it changed. I began writing. It was my way of letting others know what what was going on while mom spent her last week in the hospital. Through my blog, I was able to share what happened so inexplicably to Francine to all of our friends and family who just could not fathom what had happened.
My feelings were coming out in my writing and it was an outlet for me. When I wrote my mom’s eulogy, I found myself doubting my “writer ability.” I was just a blogger after all. The response was overwhelming and I began to think that maybe…just maybe, I was more than a blogger. Perhaps the little caption under my 8th grade yearbook picture where it listed what we wanted to be when we grew up was coming true. Mine read, “A writer.”