So, I recently enrolled in an online course on blogging, aptly titled Blogging101. I enrolled in the course so I could get more accustomed to writing more, publishing more of what I write, and expanding on my writing abilities, and hopefully my readership of this blog. I’m trying to up the ante and the quality. People often tell me I’m a good writer; that I should write a book. and I suppose I’m trying to nurture and grow that skill… see what happens.
So, assignment one is to introduce myself, and tell you fine people why I’m here.
Well, my name is D. I’m a 30-something teacher. Well, I was a teacher. I’m, as they say, going through a transitional phase, and am currently unemployed and job hunting. It’s an uncomfortable position to be in, but I can honestly say it’s not nearly as soul destroying as my last year teaching felt. I love teaching, and hope to do it again, but I was at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and was left feeling depleted. So here I am.
I live in Chicago, one of the most beautiful cities you’ll ever find… physically, culturally… it is amazing in all its facets.
So, why do I blog rather than keep a journal? That’s a really good question. Honestly, I am a bit of a social butterfly. And I, in some ways have a unique perspective on life. I’m a hodge-podge of thoughts and feelings, and I’ve found blogging a perfect way to let all of that out . I initially started blogging due to distance. I’ve lived in both Germany and Afghanistan for extended periods of time, and blogging was a great way to connect with family and friends. Now, it’s a great way to release, and reflect… and sometimes say those things which we may not feel comfortable saying to others directly.
As for what I blog about?
This blog is more about my perspectives on life and my experiences, rather than ay single topic. Education, politics, sex, entertainment, sports…it’s all fair game. I’m eclectic… varied and eclectic. As for whom, I hope to attract or connect with through my blog. Well, that answer is any and everyone. I just love connecting with people, and I enjoy how blogs often give peeks into our more intimate selves.
So, this is me. This is my spot. I encourage you to check out my older posts as well. We’ll talk again soon.