Tuesday, July 23, 2013

every one brings something to the table...

I've been meaning to update with this post and after coming across Emily's post this morning, it was the kick I needed to get it done.  For the last few months, I've been finding it difficult to find time to post.  I'm a firm believer in making time for the things that are important and so after a lot of procrastination and consideration, I've come upon the real reason why I've not been making the effort.  It's difficult to continuously update without wondering whether there is any signficance to your posts and stories.

I revisited a few early posts to remind myself of the reasons behind why I started blogging in the first place.  This process, like a lot of other bloggers, was to document early motherhood and my children's life as our piece of history. It was also a sort of forum in which to unload dreams, ideas and excess thought that swirls around my brain. 

While doing some research for a paper, I came across a lovely quote by Anna Quindlen who presented this as part of a commencement speech in 1999:

“Every story has already been told. Once you've read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, you understand that there is really no reason to ever write another novel. Except that each writer brings to the table, if she will let herself, something that no one else in the history of time has ever had."

There is no reason for anyone to read these udpates, it's ultimately for me to debrief in an almost 'therapeutic' way and possibilities in which connections can be made .  Every voice should have the opportunity to be heard no matter the simplicity, repetitious nature or audience.  Sharing thoughts is good for the soul even if it gets lost as it enters the aether.

What are you holding back because you think it has already been done?  Business opportunities?  Exciting dreams?  Blog posts...

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