I’ve decided it’s time for me to start writing again. For years I’ve worked in journalism and publishing in some capacity, and I’ve kept scrapbooks galore for myself since college (it’s a compulsion) and posted links I like for Facebook friends until probably even the most tolerant are like, “Enough already, sheesh!” But job-wise I’m basically reading all day; I haven’t put my byline on anything for a while. I miss that.
More important, though, I feel like I’m losing my voice.
By nature I tend to be pretty quiet and reserved, which is probably why I’ve balked at blogging. Still, I miss writing about the things I’m interested in: the arts, health and fitness, food and travel. I’m not an expert on any of it, but I love, love learning and discovering new things. And that curiosity and enthusiasm is what I want to share.
So I’ll say it here, on this blog. I’ve always felt more comfortable writing than speaking anyway, and if I blog it here, at least I’ll be saying something rather than keeping it all to myself and feeling kind of mute and invisible.