When I was seven years old, I told myself I wanted to live 5000 years to see all the changes in the world. One day, I woke up and realized I had hit mid-life. There are things I want to do, places I want to see, stories I want to tell, and pictures I want to create, but I have always been too busy, too practical, too worried about what others think, and too scared to act on these dreams. My nest is slowly emptying and now I have the time, if not necessarily the courage to follow some of my aspirations.
So where am I starting? With my writing and my photography because with these two activities, I can tell my stories, create my pictures, and perhaps along the way, encourage others to step outside their own comfort zones, follow their dreams, and be brave.
That old bromide of use it or lose it is true. I used to be able to write well. I knew the proper words to use, the correct grammar, how to put a sentence together. It has been years since I have done any real writing. I have even neglected my personal journals. I feel like I have forgotten everything I learned in school.
The best way to get better at just about anything is practice, so that is what my intention is for this site. This is a place to practice my writing, discover my voice, and share with others. Critiques are great. If the writing is horrid, let me know what I am doing wrong, but please be nice. I still have feelings. I hope that I do not bore you too much. If I do, just move along. This is more for me than for you.
Oh, I mentioned my photography didn’t I? My photography site is here.