It’s All About Me

birthday weekend #5pg

Yeah . . . this time it is all about me. I just enrolled in Blogging 101 and this is an introductory post about why I blog and who I am and the kinds of things I want to blog about.

For starters, I am on the upper side of “older.” Try eighty. I’ve been a writer for most of my life, beginning back there as a high school sophomore writing my first published words in an ongoing teen column for one of our hometown newspapers. In college, I majored in Journalism and then Communications. After college I began a career in television as a copy writer, winning some awards for the station before trying my hand at writing TV scripts. From there I went into Advertising Agency work and later moved into Public Television, where I spent the rest of my career until retiring.

Words captivated me early on. Choose them well and they motivate, teach, energize, soothe, create – always create – a mood, a happening, a story.

So now, on the other side of youth, having stored so many words and thoughts in journals, I want to share what it’s like to be “older” but not sitting around waiting for life to end. I want to encourage others to embrace life no matter the age, to express thought, no matter the possible contentiousness of the subject, to remain a participator because life does not pass any of us by unless we allow it to.

I choose to blog because it’s a way for me to connect with others, with you, to hear what you have to say. I also have a middle grade novel to finish, a family history to edit, and a finished novel to market. I never want to stop writing or playing with words. I never want to stop learning and honing my craft, either.

Which leads me to the end of this “me” saga. Except to say thanks for the opportunity.

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