I am adding my voice to the blogosphere because I feel that telling our stories links us together on this wonderful planet. Sharing those stories of our experience raises the human spirit in the same way that art, music, sports, or any human achievement does.
Why read another blog? I hope with practice, that my writing will get better, and I can write something that sparks the memory of your similar experiences, make you laugh, or at least relate, and that the exchange will bring joy to both of us.
With turning 50 this year, and my three sons growing older and leaving the nest, although my role as their mother is enduring, my role as their parent is diminishing. At this juncture, I finally have time to write the stories that I have accumulated over the years.
I studied English Literature at university, then began working in finance and administration. Then I got married, had 3 children and got a dog. I also did freelance work: writing articles for newspapers and magazines, creating and selling print advertising, teaching English to Korean students, and running a resume writing business. With my husband’s blessing, I also helped my mom and brother. These experiences will shape the topics of my blog.
I heard about blog writing a year ago and wanted to do it, but how? Semi-illiterate on computers, I feel anxious when asked to enable a firewall or double click this or download that, so the website is a daunting task. But, dive out of my comfortable, but emptying nest, I must, to pursue my dream. With faith I will land safely and muster up my middle aged courage to fly.
Please be patient with this new blogger. I am advanced in years, but am an infant blogger, and, like my three boys did, I am taking my first baby steps, and need your patience to gain my footing. I will know when my writing is working, because you will find a kernel that is amusing or inspiring to brighten your day or cheer you up.
So, welcome along as I embark on the journey of the second half of my life…please wish me luck as I’m going to need all the luck I can get. And thanks for your help by reading this.
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