"We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection." Anais Nin
I confessed long time ago that I am not a prolific writer and I genuinely admire people who have ways with words. I started a journal as a practice in writing my thoughts. In the beginning, I wanted to write poetry and meaningful articles about motherhood ala Erma Bombeck. I ended up with a jumble of miscellaneous entries comparable to that of a schizophrenic blog.
Journaling had been a very positive experience for me. Not only did I gain a writing perspective but I also benefited in meeting such a diverse populace.
In my Journal Land frolics, I was introduced to all kinds of writings and writing styles. I particularly love to read the homey, the upbeat, the funny, the absurd, the political, the intellectual, and the emotional journals. It is heartwarming to visit Derasta's, Linny's, Lori's, Jae's,Sam's, Michelle's, Catherine's and Barb's homes through their journals. It is wonderful to giggle like a teenager again while reading Mary's, Paul's, Ann's, Sie's, Haley's and Karen's blogs. It is enlightening to drop into Mara's, Jenn's, and Lisa's and pick their brains. It is a visual feast to visit Judi's, Virginia's, Nettie's, Coy's and Monica's entries. It is empowering to read Rebecca's, Pennie's and Becky's stories and reflections. There are more blogs I visit and get a lot of joy from but I do not know their author's first names (you know who you are). If I left someone out, please identify yourself.
I want to thank all the J Land people who opened theirs hearts and homes to me through the journaling community. I made so many friends in such a short time, and I am overjoyed. I feel like making that Sally Field speech ("You love me. You really love me!") but it might be a bit premature at this time. Afterall, I know you all are very old fashioned and you've just known me for a few months. LOL.
Thanks a million, everybody!