Why I Write

So as the clock turned and we approached the year 2015, I made a list of 45 things I wanted to experience by age 45. Let’s just say I’m afraid I have only accomplished four of those things with only two months to go in the year. I’m proud to say that one of those things was to start a blog.

January 1, 2015, I established the Word Press site and called my blog Suavis Vita, that is Greek for Sweet Life. I decided I wanted to write about what makes my life sweet from the perspective of faith, life and recipes. Once I established the site, I went dormant. I didn’t write. I was completely intimidated and didn’t know where to start.

Five months later on Memorial Day I got the strong urge to write. I read about ‘how to start a blog’, and as with most things, I just needed to start. And so I did, and I wrote about memories of my Granddad that just seemed to flow right out of me. I wanted to write to be known. I want to leave things behind; to leave my mark, my thoughts, my passion and a piece of my heart, in hopes that it may touch someone.

I also write to learn. I’ve always thought that I’m not a very good writer. Honestly writing has always been ‘a project’ for me and is one of those things I won’t get to right away and it takes me much longer than I’d like. So I write to learn to be a better writer. Like golf, you get better with practice.

Part of me, actually a lot of me, thought who in the world would be interested in what I have to say. I’m no world leader, no CEO, and no celebrity. But really, it’s an incredible gift to be able to document and share my thoughts with you freely. And because of that, writing makes my life sweeter. Day 8 #Write31days

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