A friend asked me last week why I decided to begin blogging. My sister made a FaceBook comment that it is my therapy. She is absolutely correct. I have journaled for many years. does that count as writing? I think I started journaling in college to help me make sense out the big new world. I found that it just helped to put in ink. Remember ink, back when there was no MS Word? Writing has always given me “somewhere to put it”. Whatever “it” was at the time. “It” has been many things over the years. Lately, it is just perspective, clarity, sometimes painful personal stuff.
In college, I earned a nursing degree. I worked in that field on an off over the next many years. While I always enjoyed it, what I enjoyed most was the connectivity of the field. I loved connecting with colleagues and patients. Well, a few years ago, I found myself managing my husband’s dental office full time. I love meeting and interacting with the patients. Once again that connectivity thing..
From the business side, I began experimenting with all sorts of social media and had a good amount of success using it in our industry. I began a blog and was very surprised to see how many patients and non patients were reading it. They seemed to enjoy the “snarky” posts especially. I had new patients state that when they read my posts, they wanted to meet the person writing them. Who’d have thunk it? Connectivity….again…
Being the avid reader that I am, I also began to read a few blogs, some really good, some not so much. I began to feel a tug to write down a few thoughts. I have notebooks at home, in my car, and at the office all with my hurried scribblings in them. I even have started writing notes in my phone! Well that is all well and good, but I also began to know that I should do something with all these thoughts. So here I am. And here I go. Thanks for reading and I hope it is reading worthy. Connecting just got a whole lot bigger.
Have you felt a tug to try something new, start something, help somebody? What’s holding you back? Dig deep, think hard, and just DO IT!