For me, it is September, not January, that is the month of new beginnings. Back in the my day, September was when school started up again (what’s the deal w/ kids these days going back in August? So so so wrong). And with the start of each school year you were born anew in a new grade, with new teachers, new classmates and in your new back-to-school wardrobe. Sure, it was disappointing summer was over, but there was always a nervous excitement about a new school year.
So, now that September is here, I shall too try to summon up some excitement and try something new. This morning, while on my way to work, I said to myself, “self, why don’t you do Nablopomo (National Blog Posting Month) this month?” I mean, why the hell not? What else do I have going on? ‘Sides, I’ve been taking this writing class and learning all sorts of good tips about writing, and occasionally feeling quite inspired to write. So, write, dammit, write.
While the official theme for this month’s Nablopomo is “beautiful”, that doesn’t do much for me. And while I certainly admire my friend Beth’s effort at doing a month of writing about her mother, I’m not going there either. My theme may just be writing for the sake of writing. Writing to get unstuck. Writing to find my life.
So, I hope that amidst this month’s worth of words, you’ll find something worthwhile, and I hope not to bore you too much.
So, one day down, and only 28 to go.