When I was in the 11th grade, my English teacher announced to the class that “writers write.” I have made it a point to write a little bit every day ever since. I began blogging as an outlet for my writing, but it was sporadic and without direction until August of 2006 when I found out that after 11 years of infertility, I was pregnant.
I intended that the blog would serve to inform my family and friends about my pregnancy. Instead, it documented a brief, and painful pregnancy followed by a miscarriage. But after the miscarriage my family and friends who had rallied around me and my husband asked that I continue to blog. I did so, and was soon able to announce another pregnancy. This time I documented a full term (and then some) pregnancy, and I continue to make my children the subject of a great many of my posts.
Somewhere along the way, I lost my purpose and my voice. But I’ve found it again, and this post will explain why I continue to blog.