I created this blog in 2011 and posted entries fairly regularly; my first monthly challenge with Two Writing Teachers was March of 2012. Then a few years ago I created some other blogs for anonymity and just to collect thoughts. But this blog is my baby, my favorite one to post on.
I wasn’t sure I was going to be a part of the March Slice of Life this year; I hadn’t been writing on any of my blogs for over a year and wasn’t sure how committed I felt to writing on a daily basis. I’ve been writing in a journal, but not using my blogs for writing for a long time.
Of course the COVID crisis has created a new filter on everything in my life, daily writing included. It is not that I feel compelled to “record” at this time; I’ve never felt the need to be a memoir writer. But I feel called to put words on paper the way other feel compelled to cook. They go to the pantry and select ingredients for a savory meal, and I sit with a keyboard and select thoughts to string together.
I think I’m ready to engage with my blog again. I’ll still keep up my written journal – something I wasn’t doing when I started blogging. But I do love this medium for putting my thoughts, photos, and art together.