My Reasons Why

Over the last few week or so I’ve finally started writing again.  What was I waiting for?  I’m not quite sure, but I do know this:  I missed it.  It isn’t that I haven’t written at all since the pandemic, it is just that I’ve been selective and focused on other things.

So, why do I keep coming back to writing?  There are so many reasons …

  1. It is my creative outlet.  

Some people make beautiful music, others play sports, and yet others draw or paint.  I am not good at any of those things.  Writing is something I can do fairly well.  I know how to improve.  It is a nice mix of being able to accomplish something and yet striving to make it the best it can be.  If I tried to play a musical instrument, I would want to give up before I could get anywhere.

  1. It allows me to practice the art of storytelling.

Both of my parents are wonderful storytellers.  There is nothing I love more than a good story (hence my love of reading).  In my opinion, there is something comfortable about writing down a story before perfecting the art of telling it to others.  Writing allows me to get it right before I share it with others.

  1. I can curate many of my favorite things – and share that them with others.

Blogging can be so much fun.  I actually started “blogging” before it was known as blogging.  I used to use an online notebook/diary to keep track of my favorite websites, poems, photos, memes, and more.  I have enough content now that I can go back and reread things I wrote years ago.  Some of which I have long since forgotten.  It is always fun and gives me ideas for future projects.

  1. It is a challenge.

The writing process is never quite finished.  At some point, it is time to let go.  Frankly, like a good challenge.  As with so many things, I know just enough to be dangerous!

  1. It goes hand in hand with another favorite pastime – reading.

I’ve always loved books.  In fact, I’ve written extensively about my first love – books!  I outline some of my favorite childhood books here.  My love of writing, as with so many others, grew out of my love of reading.  I can’t imagine trying to separate the two.  In fact, I’ve thought about starting a book podcast, just for fun!  I’ve read so many great books this year.  I have yet to discuss any of them here.
The reasons why I write – and my love of writing – is a topic I revisit from time to time.  You can read earlier posts here, here, and here.

4 thoughts on “My Reasons Why

  1. Donnie l Boursaw

    Lindsey:
    I am so glad you have started your blog again. I enjoy them. I can see a great improvement in your writing. I was not tempted to “cut” anything in what I was reading. Keep it up.

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      1. Donnie l Boursaw

        I had a blog for awhile, but was too busy to keep it. Am doing a geni newsletter for a society and news articles occasionally. Am working with a newspaper for possible geni column and doing stuff for my local Republican committee. Thinking about another blog, but haven’t solidified those thoughts yet. I’ll let you know when I publish something if you like. Was doing facebook, but they did not like my politics so I was “kicked” off. Member of several other media’s, Truth, Gettr, Rumble, MeWe, etc; but have not posted in awhile. Lots of family issues. My daughter died in February and my husband has been dealing with cancer. Things have slowed down a bit and I am hoping to get back into it. Donnie

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