Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Confession Tuesday

It's Tuesday, confession time. Tonight, I'm coming clean. I've been hiding out in the book blogosphere. Like another blogger, I'm confessing that I've been neglecting other parts of myself and my excuse has been I'm too busy book blogging. Well, I am busy blogging but I don't have to be.

This blog says books and other passions but for too long, my other passions have cooled; no, they are shivering on the back burners. A reader came by recently and wrote he missed my poetry. Me, too. I miss watching foreign films with subtitles and listening to music. I miss writing whatever spills out and then playing with the words and line lengths and sounds.

Another friend wrote about reading more deeply this year and I immediately thought, This year I want to write more deeply. I want to publish more than notes and fill-in-the-blank templates that while they are convenient and they do serve a purpose, they don't reveal the ongoing, incessant chatter inside my head.

I want to write about how I feel about the economy, raising a teen, how it feels to be middle age and having to remind myself I'm middle age and what that means including those nagging questions and fears of what it means to be at this stage in my life.

I want to tell my story. I'm not an accomplished poet and I'm no great storyteller but I do like the sound of my voice. I do like to laugh and to be sensual in print. I am pleased when someone reads my nonsense and nods or smiles.

I think March, Women's History Month, is a good time to rediscover me.

And that's all she wrote for now.

8 comments:

Jodie said...

I look forward to it. Some of my favourite blogs are those that mix other things in with reading (fashion, cross stitch, poltics) and I think it's always nice to have a balance so you get to know the person as well as the reviewer(although I certainly struggle with that).

hcmurdoch said...

Rediscovering you is SO important! Be sure to take the time for you and those around you who love you.

Jessie Carty said...

just love this post especially "I'm not an accomplished poet and I'm no great storyteller but I do like the sound of my voice." Give a shout out cause that is how i feel too!

Thinking Aloud said...

I love to stop by and and read your "Nonsense" and nod and smile because to me it makes perfect sense!

I have been manning the class blog and got overwhelmed by the two sites, so of course my personal stuff got pushed to the side.
I do miss catching up with you!

April (BooksandWine) said...

Book blogging does cut into quite a bit of time. I hope you do find the time to get back into your interests.

susan said...

Thank you all,

I think it's time.

Colleen said...

I'm so with you on this - but you already knew that! :)

Rose-Anne Clermont said...

I would love to read more from you. I love your voice and I'm ready to get a cup of tea.
R-A