Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Welcome Home, Me
Well, clearly the best laid plans of mice and men... and me.....
I had hoped, back on the first of the year, that I might start blogging again, since I have missed the writing and the contacts with the blogging world, my virtual friends. But, I guess it's taken me this long to realize that blogging really is the best format choice for me. Since January, this year, I have been writing, but I went back to trying to use a journal, several journals, and have been writing, or trying to, to prompts, which I do love, but have not had much success. I guess I find I do best when I'm just documenting my life, for no other real purpose than the love of words, and to leave a record of my days. For what real purpose, I don't know. Maybe for my kids, or grand-kids? Maybe for no one. But the ease of a computer keyboard, over the slowness of pen to paper, no matter how much I love my journals and my pens (I have a minor pen "thievery" issue - if a grocery store or doctor's office has a beautifully smooth writing pen, especially with a fine tip, I tend to "acquire" that pen. Somehow, I just seem to forget to lay it back down after writing my check, or my next appointment date...I also have a SUPER thing for journals; I adore a new notebook!!!) is just going to generate more consistent writing, and more writing, quantity-wise, I guess. So, here I am. Hello, me.
While last year's goal was to take better care of me, physically, and I can successfully say I did that, and continue to do that, this year's goal was/is writing. Write, write, and write some more. And do something with it. To what end, I'm not sure, but I have applied, and am still waiting (more and more anxiously with every day that passes) to hear from UAA about their MFA in Creative Writing. I applied for their low residency program in literary nonfiction, but have not heard yet. It's frustrating, because if that isn't going to happen, then I need to find a new goal for myself to get me writing, to SOME end, whatever it might end up being. I'm not worried - just focused.
So, with the realization that this is the best location for me to tumble out the day's thoughts, or worries, or joys, even though it was a year between visits from Jan to Jan, and now nearly 3 months between the last I wrote and this, I know it's ok. I'm back. This is my home, of sorts, for many of my words, and home is not just a place to visit, it's a place to return to. I've been away for a year and a few months, but I'm home again, and, I think I'll stay for awhile. In fact, I think I might even go make a cup of tea, and come back again all in the same day. I've missed you, pages, and I'm GLAD to be home. Robert Frost said, "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." Well, my lovely little page in bloggerworld, you are my home to my thoughts and words and heart, so you must take me back! Thank goodness. There's no place like home. <3 br="">3>