Who am I
I am a writer. I may be not a very good one or a popular one, but none the less, I am a writer. When I was a girl, it was cool to doodle the names of New Kids on the Block in my notebooks and figure which denim-clad hunk you were going to marry. I did that of course (hello MASH) but I also made up stories of how we would meet and when and why. I have been writing, in one form or another, my entire life. I have boring journals where I said such eloquent statements like “I wore a green dress, March, 8” and creative writing notebooks full of a story about a girl super sleuth. As a child, stories were a part of who I was. As I grew older, my recounts of the daily grind in a nursing unit or how my child reacted to something always had people in stitches.
I’ve been told I have a knack for storytelling. In days of old, I would have been sought after and my porch would have rocking chairs full of folks who loved to listen to me smacking my gums together and telling bits of personal history. Today, my front porch is replaced with a web address and my storytelling is now a blog.
Who Am I? I am a storyteller.
What Do I Do?
For better or for worse, my blog is categorized as a lifestyle blog. One would assume I had a lifestyle to talk about, maybe one that was more interesting than teaching an eleven-year-old double-digit division. I have always wanted to be one of those blogs that offer content such as “30 days to a better Homeschool” and “How to tie your shoes” complete with PDf’s and cute, kooky characters. I tried for many years to be this type of blogger, one who brought printouts to the masses. Alas, I found I am horrible at that. What I am good at is reading. I know, this skill is pretty amazing. In my reading, I have found many who enjoy my retelling and reviews of certain books. After much work trying to fit an introverted square peg into an extroverted round (and might I say loud and cramped) hole, I realized two things.
- There are 9,865 million blogs on homeschooling and printouts and how to be better, or more simple, or lazy, or traveling.
- I find, when I or my kiddos review a book, that people listen.
After being hit over the head with it for a year, I realized I could be helpful with book reviews. The idea was to read and find a way to tell people about what I read. And so, the storyteller and the book reader were merged.
I read books and review them.
My kids read books and review them.
Sometimes I have funny things happen and I blog about them.
That’s what I do.
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