Perhaps you have guessed, but I love the snow. I am originally from Wisconsin. After college my husband and I lived in a number of places including Dallas, Chicago, and Columbus. I was miserable living in Texas with all the heat. It seemed like you could never get cool enough. I always say you can only take so much clothing off, but you can always put more clothing on. I will take winter any day. After about 25 years of wandering across the country, I realized there is no state better than Wisconsin. Luckily for me I am back in Wisconsin and loving it.
I have always wanted to be a writer. In high school and college I pursued it as a career. Then I found out I needed money to live and pursued another path for my career. Over the last ten years or so, I have tried to write and was not able to do so. The process of writing gripped my soul and I could not endure it. So, I didn’t write.
Over the years I tried to write but every excuse of mine got in the way. The pencil was not sharp enough; a mechanical pencil would be better. The pen is too permanent and I have terrible handwriting. The written word has to be perfect which never comes. I need a nice journal. No, I need something more casual to have with me. No, I need a software application. If people read what I write they are going to think I am crazy. As a suggestion from a mentor, forget sentences. Just write words. So I wrote words. Stupid and silly. Stopped that after two days.
And then in the last year I let down my barriers and did not care about other people’s judgement. What mattered was me. As a result of this awakening I discovered blogging. Along that journey I also found that I could write. For now, poetry has caught my interest. Who knows what I shall write tomorrow.