Tuesday, 10 January 2012


I had a big long post written about some things that are going on right now, but I deleted it. It didn't seem...real. That's the trouble, I'm learning, with trying to write a personal blog. On the one hand, I want to talk about what's happening in my life, what I'm learning, where I'm going. On the other hand, I want to hone my writing skills. Sometimes, being too focused on the latter means that the authenticity gets muddled in the verbiage. I get poetic or philosophical about things that don't really mean that much to me for the sake of having something meaty to write about.
So I find that I'm constantly reminding myself what I want this space to be about- my pursuit of a more natural, homemade, sustainable lifestyle and the joys and challenges of getting there, as a woman, a mother and a wife. The more I focus on that in my days, the more natural it will be to write about it. I know there will be many more blog posts that will get deleted, or who's quality of writing I'll be embarrassed about someday, but the biggest mistake you can make as a writer, or anything for that matter, is to avoid doing it because you think you're not good enough yet. Practice, practice, practice. 
Ugh, that brings back bad memories of piano lessons...

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