I’ve been away from regular blogging for a long time now. It was a good long rest. I didn’t stop writing. I’ve been working on my young adult novel, and I’m back in school pursuing my high school English teaching license. I was also busy working on graduate applications for my MFA in Creative Writing. I’ve been accepted to Lesley University’s low-residency program, which I will start this summer. I might be a little crazy to resume blogging with all of that going on (plus a new baby and the three older kids keeping me busy too), but my writing life requires practice and a place to sow creative seeds.
So here I am again. Only things feel very different now. Life is moving forward. It seems like it stood still for three years while Julia was sick. It scares me to think about a future in which I give energy to my own dreams, but I’m trying to let go of that particular fear. I’m trying to practice some of Jack Kerouac’s advice:
Be submissive to everything, open and listening.
[Have] no fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge.
Be in love with your life.
I must work at these things every day. It takes a bit of courage for me to share my words–to tell my truth. Writing for an audience helps me be brave. It helps me know myself better. So thank you, once again, for reading.
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