I started this blog for one reason, and as all blogs seem to do, mine has evolved over time. Okay, so I'm going to be really transparent here. I started this blog as an opportunity to make writing a part-time job--either with advertising opportunities on the blog, or from other writing opportunities.
There, I said it. Surely, a lot of you knew this already. Why would anyone spend hours (yes, hours--plural) every day creating something...for free?
I have been struggling lately, wondering WHY I continue to write here, when my original goal has not been realized? I mean, I don't have time for this kind of HOBBY. Sure, this writing hobby is good for the soul. Sure, it fulfills a creative need inside me. I've recorded some wonderful family memories here these past 3 years. And there have been a couple of writing opportunities. Just not enough.
But, really, the bottom line is this: I need a part-time job. And this blogging gig isn't cutting it.
And yet, for some reason, I haven't felt good about giving it up completely.
Then, I read words like these. Words that begin with the most awesome title of all time: The Parable of the Flying Naked Baby.
WHO could RESIST reading a story with a title like that?
(Go. Go read the story NOW.)
Ah. That is why I write.
I have been drawn to stories since I was a little girl at my Gram's Sunday table, listening to the adults' stories of "the old times," while nibbling on olives and pickles and sipping tea out of a sweaty green glass.
I have been staying up way too late reading stories in books since I was a little girl finishing Nancy Drew mysteries long after everyone else in the house was sound asleep.
For as long as I can remember, I've been a good listener--because I just love hearing people's "stories."
I don't watch t.v. shows, unless they have good stories. (Reality shows have stories, yes they do...I don't know about the "good" part, though!) And I sure don't like reading non-fiction self-help books because, hello?, where's the story???
All of these rambling words to say this: I may not blog as often, or as much here. But, I will continue writing...at least for now. Because I want to have a place to tell my stories.
And maybe (hopefully) I will have the opportunity to tell the stories God is writing in my life.
And those are the most important stories of all!