I’d been mulling over this topic of traveling for some time and hadn’t been able to come up with anything I felt I could present in a fresh and inviting way. Reading other bloggers' posts led me back to one of the initial thoughts I had about traveling: the places I’ve experienced through reading.
In the latter part of 2007, I joined Shelfari a site for book lovers. As much as I love writing, I love reading more. Through reading, I have visited places and experienced personal journeys I would not have known otherwise. I read to heal, to learn, to grow, to connect with others. I enjoy hearing about what others are reading.
I also run a lit study group for young women, and it is my life work to help these young women find their voice, to discover they are not alone, to realize they matter and to believe their stories matter. The young women of Color Online are amazing and I am convinced our shared journeys will lead to healing, empowerment and change.
Truth be told, I joined the blogging world because I wanted to create a space for Color Online. I needed to learn how to blog so I could introduce our members to another writing tool and to help them increase their technology skills.
What I didn't know was how much I needed to write for me. I hadn't realized how much I would gain choosing to travel this road. And this brings me back to why I read: I heal, I learn, I grow, I connect with others.
To read more travels go here: Sunday Sribblings.