Hi everyone! I wish I could share a cleverly written autobiographical statement with you. Instead I find myself not knowing what to say. You see, I am a lady of a certain age, definitely old enough to be part of the generation that says,”Why would anyone write a blog?” “And why would anyone read a blog I wrote?”, unlike the younger half of the population which seems to view blogging as part of the natural state of being.
Yet at the same time that I have wondered why anyone would read a blog I wrote, I DO read and enjoy many blogs.I appreciate that others take the time to record both the momentous and mundane moments of their lives. We magpies tend to be curious people. For a while now, while I’ve been inspired by what others write and share, I have heard a little inner voice asking, “Why don’t you write one too?”
Would I, could I write a blog? I have wrestled with the what ifs, if the blog were boring, if I didn’t write consistently, if I came to regret starting one. I didn’t push myself. I just let my ideas perk along, until it became clear to me that all the what ifs are just fears of vulnerability. Since I make my living helping others challenge themselves to live more authentic lives, I know that facing fears can lead us to more personal growth. No one can have too much personal growth.So I’ll take a chance on vulnerability. I think I can handle it. Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to comment, or if you would prefer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
2014 Addendum: Hi everybody! I’ve been doing this awhile now and thought it was time to say that I use the Magpie name for privacy, because of the work I do. But if you read my blog and we strike up a correspondence, you don’t have to call me Magpie;I’ll reveal my name!