“What do you do?”
“I am a former teacher turned stay at home mom.”
I love it when I get to tell people what I do! I taught middle school English for five years. I moved to Las Vegas six weeks after I was married to teach. Teaching was an adventure that I will always treasure. Now I am enjoying the ups and downs of being a stay at home mom. However, never did I think I was a writer.
Yesterday I decided to participate in Jeff Goins 15 Habits of Great Writer’s challenge. You see seven months ago I started a blog. I wrote several times a week at first and now not so often. I started the blog because I had something to share about my journey of faith, my mommy days, my book reviews, and my weight loss journey. I thought the challenge would give me a good kick in the pants with my writing. Oh, did it ever! Day 1 was to DECLARE yourself a writer.
Haha….I am not a writer. I have never published. I don’t enjoy it like some I know. I did not major in journalism and avoided creative writing classes. I am definitely not a writer. In fact, the reason my blog posts have dwindled is because I don’t know what to write about and if I do get an idea….I don’t have the words. How could I be a writer?
But I am.
I wrote my first fictional story when I was in fourth grade. When I went through tough times as a teen I would write poetry. I was a writing tutor in college. I write my prayers in a journal. I blog. Guess what?
I am a writer. (I just didn’t ever think about it and I don’t spend much time doing it.)
Come join me as I blog through this writing challenge for the next 15 days!