This week on Monday's Musings Naomi is asking us to share about how we get into blogging... I retired from teaching in 2003 after 30 years of working with 8 and 9 year olds.. One of my favorite studies with them was teaching them the elements of writing... As they composed, I would write, as well, to demonstrate the lesson... and the kids learned so quickly and applied the objectives and really enjoyed their journalling so much more as they displayed purpose in the creative process.
My students asked me, " Teacher, we know you love to write, how are you going to continue your pleasure after you quit teaching us?" That was a very life changing question for me... because self expression had always been a habit.. I am a a rather solitary soul... being an only child and at that time an empty -nester, I felt I did wish to document my days.. I immediately bought a new journal.. I love breaking in those stiff , new bindings . Now that I had all the time in the world, I started keeping a spiritual journal to document my quiet time and write praise and prayers to the Lord...and I still keep journals. but then in 2008 I got my first digital camera... and began the quest to go online.. I started participating in writing contests which were quite enjoyable... but wasn't the fit I was seeking.. Then I found
Blogger.... I couldn't believe how easy it was to set up my own blog...Ever since blogging has become an extension of my true self.. it has opened my own eyes into the uncharted regions of my innermost self as I have searched out the hidden dreams and intent of my heart... Foremost, it has deepened my need to express praise and honor to the the Most High God! I have learned more about denying my will and knowing and doing the Will of the One who created all things, through blogging. It is through the times of contemplation, the times of choosing what and even when to post... what to write and not to write... allowing the Spirit to lead me in every aspect of blogging.. for it is my uttermost desire to glorify God and His precious Son, Jesus Christ through everything I do and say here.
(pinterest)Secondly, it is an open portal to the world... at least those things of the world that interest me the most. Blogging has given me opportunities to learn so much.... as I have researched places, people, and topics of interest to post about and learn about. But one of the greatest things about blogging is the opportunity it has given me to meet new friends from all over the country and the world. To visit other blogs and build connections with differing views, and interests, learn more about crafting, redecorating, arts, history, so many things that new friends share on their blogs.