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I’ve been chewing on the idea of writing a blog for quite some time now.  I can’t admit how long.  That would tell you what a procrastinator I am.  However, I will tell you that I could have gestated and birthed a baby or two (or maybe three) in the time that I have considered writing.

So, here is the question: Why am I writing?  I really have no idea, other than for my friends.  My friends tell me I should.  They say, though I doubt them, that I am a good writer.  I know I am a good editor.  I do that for a living.  A good writer?  I’m not so sure.  I will let you read my writing and determine that for yourself. 

A friend of mine told me the other day that she thought I was wise.  She almost said it with a straight face.  I laughed out loud, because I am anything but wise.  I have no wisdom to impart, so don’t expect any.  I feel like I am plugging along in this world just like you.  I don’t have answers.  Sometimes, I don’t even know the questions!  I fail.  A lot.  I am pretty good at laughing at myself, though.  I think that came from the failures.  You either laugh or cry, so I laugh. Crying makes me look all swollen.  It isn’t pretty.  Plus, if I cry, my mother can detect it for weeks after the fact.  She’ll say, “What’s wrong with you?  You look like you cried last Thursday.”  She always knows. 

Here is the other question:  Why are you reading this?  I can’t answer that for you.  You may have quit reading long before now.  If not, why not?  You won’t find wisdom here.  You won’t find guidance here.  You may not even find good writing here.  What you will find, I hope, is that I am real.  I am honest about my struggles and fears.  I do not pretend to be put together, or ‘with it’ or even well accessorized.  I’m just me.

This is not a religious blog.  It does have religion in it, though, because it is about me.  I have God, so my writing will too.  I can’t leave Him out, because He is central in my life.  So, hopefully, you can tolerate Him.  I hope you’ll get to know Him a little better through me.  I don’t intend to preach Him to you though.  You’ll have to see Him in my life for yourself.

I am a mother.  I am a wife.  I am a Christian.  I am a homeschooler.  I am an editor.  I am me, and I am Not Your Average Al.    
-Al

 


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Mabel
11/02/2012 5:16am

Love that you are doing this....that is was makes it perfect you are you and not pretending to be something you're not....thanks for keeping it real :)

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11/02/2012 9:32am

Thanks Mabel! I am nothing if not real! I'm excited about the chance to write. I've been saying for years that I didn't know what to write about. Now that I've started, I just can't stop writing! Thanks for taking the time to read my stuff! My fear was that I would be all alone on this lil' ole website...

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Tammy
11/13/2012 9:46pm

It's about time! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blogs, especially the Walmart one. I would also compare Disney to childbirth. I think that too many of us are trying to prove ourselves to others (mainly moms) all the time. What a relief it is to take off our supermom capes! Keep writing! Talk to you soon!

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01/20/2017 5:51am

Being simple, being real is everything. The blogs doesn't require to be attractive or trendy, it just needs to be real. I think you had made a right decision by sharing blogs and just keep sharing your experiences and inspire everyone.

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