Friday, April 24, 2009

Blogging to save my mind

Why should I blog - I'm not even on facebook; I don't text.  Yet, I am compelled to do this.  Why?   I like to say I compose blogs in my head all day, but that doesn't mean anyone should read them.  
One reason to blog is that, as a stay-at-home mom of 3 little girls, I don't get a lot of time for quiet peaceful reflection.  Or just quiet.  Or peace.  So, in theory, by writing my thoughts and ideas, my mind will get used to thinking again.  How many times each week as I make snacks, clean up accidents, and play "fun" let's-clean-up-the-toys-games do I think, "I went to law school for this???"  Of course parenting is very rewarding, blah, blah, blah -- we've all heard it before.  But that is a subject for a later blog (or many later blogs, as I'm sure the case will be).

I did a search on google for the phrase "to blog or not to blog."  It came up with 144,000 entries (in 0.33 seconds - why does google really think it needs to brag about how fast it is?  I mean really, it created a whole new verb.)  So the question of why to put one's self out there for the world to see is not a new one.  But it is a question each of us must ask and answer for ourselves.  For me, I think it is to be more myself.  And, perhaps, to touch someone with a truth seen in the same way.  

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