Today is the first day of my blog. If you had told me a year ago that I would have a blog I would have laughed at you. Blogs are for people who know what they are talking about. I read blogs written by people who I admire and strive to be like--not me.
Why blog now?? The Slice of Life Challenge 2012.
I have been reading many posts that have inspired me to become a writer. I have been to many book talks and the message that resonates is to be a better writing teacher you need to be a writer yourself. That is challenge #1...to see myself as a writer. I have kept a journal in the past to help me deal with changes and challenges in my life. I have often turned to a paper and pencil when I had emotions that I needed to express. Writing has been a release of those emotions that I have been to afraid to express but does that make me a writer? Although I enjoy writing to express myself it is not something that I do regularly and it is definitely not something that I publish.
Challenge # 2--Believe in myself and feel like I have something valuable to contribute. I have always had issues with my self-esteem. It would take many hours of therapy to figure out why but it is who I am. I am a reflective person and strive to be better that I was the day before but I have trouble with my confidence. I hope that this blog and pushing myself to write every week will help raise my confidence which will in turn open doors and create opportunities I never would imagine.
I guess this is the first step who knows what the next step will bring.