“Writing is about some of our deepest needs: our need to be visible, to be heard, our need to make sense of our lives, to wake up and grow and belong.”-Anne LaMott
Many people have asked me why I wanted to enter the world of blogging. I suppose Anne LaMott’s quote sums it up for me.
As my father says: “There are a million stories out there.” And it is true! Real life is stranger than fiction and more true than those banal “reality” shows that dominate the airwaves these days. One of the positive aspects about where I live has been just that-sharing our stories with one another. Sometimes the conversation can last just 2 minutes; sometimes 2 hours. But they are all very deep and very moving.
I also suppose that turning fifty a year ago gave me the experience and wisdom that comes with reaching that age. You certainly get reflective as you begin to think about your own mortality and the mark that you have so far left upon the world. For some reason, I felt the pull to tell stories, share my views and satisfy this creative urge that I am sure was buried for a long time!
I believe that this new decade of my life is a cause for a daily celebration! I love not worrying whether I am liked or not. I don’t feel the need for approval anymore. I no longer identify myself with another or others. I am ME!!