I always wanted to be a journalist. Always. In high school I wrote for my yearbook and joined a writing team where we were given prompts and were timed to create something interesting. I’ve always loved the challenge of creating a story from the thoughts in my head.
Recently while I was working on an article for the local newspaper, the words scratched and fought their way out of my brain. A creative lead sentence would not magically appear like it usually does when I write an article. Instead I sat and stared at my computer for almost an hour. The perfect sentence never came.
Writing that article made me realize how rusty I am. I haven’t written a blog in over a year and my biggest regret about my semester abroad is that I did not keep a better record of my adventures. So, in the spirit of wanting to befriend words once again, I am blogging.
Where will this blog go? I’m not quite sure, but I know it will be based on my interests and what is most important to me. That means I’ll probably be writing about things like food, fitness, and travel!