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A Thought For Your Sunday

2013 July 21


This little internet find (original source here) grabbed me this week and wouldn’t let go.

I have always considered myself a writer.

When I was young, I would sit at my family’s old-school PC hammering away on the keyboard, making up stories (I was no Harper Lee, many of them were inspired by Sweet Valley High, truth be told) and losing myself in the words.

When it came time to decide what to major in at university, I ignored my passion for writing (as so many young adults do) and went into sociology. Two wasted years later, I realized I was missing out on what I really wanted to do and fought my way into the highly coveted journalism program at another university.

I studied writing (though looking back, I didn’t actually DO that much of it outside of school, regretfully) and found myself interning at start up magazines and weekly newspapers for a few years until PR came calling (I was told there would be a lot of writing…there really isn’t) and once again, I ignored my passion and set forth on what has been a great career.

Fast-forward a few more years and I once again realized I was focusing my energy in the wrong places, creatively. So I started this blog.

And finally, I started to write.

It’s not always profound. It’s not always perfect. It’s not a manuscript. It’s rarely edited.

But it’s writing.

And amid the posts about fashion and beauty and home and parenting woes (because I love them, too!) I hope to share even more of it with you here.

Because the first step to becoming a better anything is to do it.

Write it, bake it, design it, create it, dream it, photograph it, build it, share it.

And then do it again tomorrow.

7 Responses leave one →
  1. July 21, 2013

    Love this and can totally relate. I majored in Journalism, but eventually transitioned into a career in PR and then later Marketing. I started my blog to get back to my true passion. I don’t get to spend as much time as I’d like on it, but it’s a start. Your post is a reminder to stick with it – thanks!

  2. July 21, 2013

    I love this post. I needed to read something like this today. Thank you for writing!

  3. Emily permalink
    July 22, 2013

    Good for you to find an outlet for your passion! I really enjoy your blog.

  4. July 22, 2013

    YES. When I can’t write, I’m that much less happy. I’m with you, writer-mama. 100%

  5. yugishtha permalink
    July 30, 2014

    I love the fact that you didn’t settle. It makes me feel I’m on the right track!

  6. Nicci Hartland permalink
    March 14, 2015

    Yes! I need to remember this awesome post.

  7. May 17, 2016

    I love this post! I love the internet too, because you get to discover little gems, even when years have passed. Thanks for this post đŸ™‚ I am encouraged to keep writing!

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