Just ask any of my high school English teachers, (DON'T ask about my college Senior Thesis.) writing is not my thing. I'm more of a talker. You can ask just about anyone else. I am also a perfectionist. Reading and revising is the bane of my writing existence. I think that is part of my problem when it comes to writing. I don't write things well when I have to follow someone else's rules. Sometimes even spell check and I disagree. I have a need to write in a more conversational form. Kind of like a journal. Random thoughts. Fragmented sentences. See what I did there?
But maybe that is the beautiful thing about blogging...I don't HAVE to follow anyone else's writing rules. I mean, sure, the Internet is probably a far more harsh grader than any of the wonderful teachers I had in school ever were. (I realize now, how wonderful they were. Kids, your teachers are teaching you something, even if you don't want to learn it!) But the internet is full of normal, everyday people like me who are just looking for an outlet for their thoughts. Maybe a little friendly conversation or banter, too. *Fair warning* I like to play Devil's advocate.
So what does any of this have to do with pregnancy, birth, or parenting? That's a good question. I don't know yet. This is my very first real blog post. I expect I'll have things I want to talk about (Cue Mr. Roger's voice. Or Daniel Tiger's if you are a preschooler reading this. Or their parent.), and you will too. I'm just here to set the bar low on your expectations for literary genius. It's not going to happen. And if it does, it's most definitely an accident!
I welcome your thoughts, questions, and anything you might think could inspire some fun rambling from me. Just be nice. Please? There's enough mean and nasty in the world. There is no reason to put more out there. I'm a strong believer that the energy, positive or negative, that you put out there, comes back on you. So let's all be friends, okay?
P.S. Since I am being totally transparent here, I definitely Googled which words needed to be capitalized in my title.