Sunday, March 17, 2013

Opening Myself Up

Way back when I was applying to colleges, writing my essays, one of the institutions asked me to "Describe who you really are".

Ugh.  I had a hard time with writing that one because honestly, I didn't know who I was.  In many ways, I still don't.  In many ways, I've been stuck as the scared little girl who took on whatever persona I thought would keep me safe.  As a side note, whatever I wrote was enough for that college as I got in with a pretty hefty scholarship..lol.

Tonight I went out to Big Name Book Store and bought myself a new journal for writing and a book entitled "List Your Self; Listmaking as the Way to Self-Discovery", written by Ilene Segalove and Paul Bob Velick.  I'm going to use the writing prompts in that book here on this blog so one day I can hopefully say, THIS is who I am.  THIS is who I was meant to be.

I'm not convinced that I'll be able to stick to the list format though.  But I'm not going to come down too hard on myself for that.  Just the simple fact that I WANT to write again means something.

I'm thinking that maybe I'll make this into a meme.  That means that anyone who follows me can join in and do their own lists on their own blogs.  Maybe?  Maybe not?  Let's see how things go for me first, shall we?

My next post will be the beginning of this experiment...stay tuned!

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