Monday, April 6, 2009

A Cleansing

Haven't blogged in awhile. It's like I have writer's block or something. Not like there's nothing to write about because there is a lot going on right now in my life. With four kids and a military husband, how wouldn't there be?

A teacher of mine in high school, Mr. Levad, had us do a writing exercise everyday. We put a pen to paper and wrote whatever was on our minds for at a solid 10 minutes at the start of class. At first, you sat there wondering what to write about and whether it was relevant. But once you began to write, no matter what it may have been about, the words started to flow. At the end of the allotted time, it was interesting to see what you had before you. Towards the end of the year, the words came easier and the subject worthy of reading.

Still to this day, I find that getting my feelings and thoughts out on paper (or in this case blogging) is like cleansing of the heart and soul. I feel "un-blocked" so to say. I blog when I get the chance and keep a journal, that may be a little more personal, more often.

Sadly, Mr. Levad passed away about a year ago. He was such an enthusiastic teacher and I loved being a part of his classes and in turn, a part of his legacy. I may never write a novel and be on any bestseller's list, but he made me appreciate writing as a pure artform. I think about the people who will miss out on the chance to study under him. He will definately be missed.

I'll continue to write and maybe one day I can produce something beautiful. Right now, I'll stick to being a wife, mother and blogger. Should be interesting.

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