I have been thinking for awhile about returning to writing - writing for me, for others, for fun, for thinking. I have gotten away from writing for myself. I am not sure when that happened, or why. Probably it has something to do with being a teacher. I have spent a lot of years helping kids to develop their own voice, and in the process have neglected to use my own. That happens. We get so caught up in our work and lives and doing for others that we forget what we truly love.
So here goes. I have lots of stories to tell, observations to share. And maybe they are only for me. I do know that writers need an audience, a purpose. For now, my audience is the page, and my purpose is to see words pop up as I type them. For today, that may be enough. And as the days go on and I grow more courage, who knows what will happen?