Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Writing Assignment...

Back again for this week's assignment from Mama Kat! I love doing these things!

So this week my prompts were:

1.) Write from the point of view of a glass at the edge of the table.

2.) Describe a typical day during your Jr. High years.

3.) Why do you write?

4.) When I'm around too much negativity I...

5.) You've been hired as a writer for "Late Show with David Letterman." Your first assignment is to come up with a witty, nonpolitical Top Ten list for him to read on air.

Now I must admit all of them intrigued me! I had a hard choice this week. But...I am going to go with number 3!

The reason I started this blog is simple...to keep everyone updated on our family. I was usually emailing updates every so often, attaching a billion pictures of the munchkin, and then sending them out. Some people couldn't open some of the pictures, or they were too big, or whatever. So I started the blog to make it easier on me. Selfish? Maybe. But I am a new mommy and I don't have the time to email a hundred different people and then resize pictures and send again!

But now this blog has turned into a little more than just solely being about family. Sure, I still give family updates, but now I throw in a lot more information about myself. It gives people a chance to get to know me! If I were to pass tomorrow, people would have this blog to read and learn a little more about me. Sure, that sounds morbid, but it's true. That isn't the main reason I write, but that is one advantage to it. If something were to happen to me today, Emily would have this blog to read and keep close to her to always have her mommy around. She would know my love for her and she would get to know a little bit about me. Like I said, that isn't the reason why I write...but I am not going to lie and say it hasn't crossed my mind.

I have found that writing is a form of therapy for me. If I am having a bad day, I can come here and blog and I usually feel better afterwards. I like these assignments because it makes me think and gives people a little glimpse into who I am!

My step-mom recently told me that she couldn't believe all the private things I have written about. She was basically referring to the post about my 10 biggest fears. She said the things were so personal that I wrote and wanted to make sure I was comfortable enough in sharing them to the world. Honestly, I didn't think twice about writing them. I don't think that I would write anything on here that I wouldn't share in person to someone...even a complete stranger. Perhaps some things are personal...but like I said, it gives everyone a very tiny glimpse into who I am so I don't mind sharing! I like when people can be open and honest about themselves and I am finding that this once very shy person is now starting to be someone that can share things...even if it is only written out in a blog!

5 comments:

Diane said...

I started my blog for the same reason you did. And like yours, it took on a life of its own (or MY own, maybe). I never dreamed I'd find such a supportive community out here in Blogland (hell, I didn't even know there WAS a Blogland!). Ain't the internet grand? ;)

Melissa said...

I love the whole blogging thing... It's a chance to "get away" from the real life for a bit; and meet new friends!!

Rachel said...

ok, when you said "if something happened to me," a little chord struck in my heart. i feel the same way! i want my little guy to really know his mama. i hope one day he will go back and read my posts and know how much he was loved....and sometimes complained about ok....but mostly loved.

well wishes to you and your family!

Kimmy said...

I love your reasons for writing!! I have actually had Paul tell me on a couple occasions, "Why do you want to share all this to the world?" Like you said, I'm not saying anything that I wouldn't in person. It also gives me a chance to vent without actually jumping down that person's throat :o) lol!
BTW...Happy Halloween tomorrow!!!

Mama's Losin' It said...

My mom has been concerned about my blog a few times too. :) Sometimes I wish my family didn't know about it so that I could be even more candid. Then again...maybe that wouldn't be such a good thing.

I also have to say your baby girl looks exactly like Maile did at that age. She's sitting next to me and as I was scrolling through all of her cute Halloween pics Maile was all "is that me mom??" Totally read my mind. I'm gonna find a link to one of her baby pics and send it to you...