I've always loved to write. I love words. Written, spoke, heard- all of them. Writing in school was always a subject I enjoyed, classes in college that were heavy on the writing didn't scare me and as a teacher, even during the times when teaching writing feels so hard, it still makes my heart smile. But the discipline of writing- not for work or for school but for a real-life audience, or even just for myself has always been a challenge. Writing is quiet and thoughtful and reflective. And so, I get busy and distracted, or I don't know what to write about and the daily or weekly task of writing gets pushed aside for the louder parts of my life.
But not this month. This month, the quiet is going to win. The therapeutic act of putting thoughts and words on paper (or computer in this case) will become a priority. My hope is that even on the days where I feel distracted or busy, even on the days that I feel like I don't have any words worth sharing. I will still sit at the keyboard and write. I am hopeful it can be a time of reflection, dreaming, rest and joy. Both for me and for whoever reads along with me.