Hey there Blogging world. It took me awhile but here I am. I juggled this question back and forth in my mind for quite a while. You see I am an aspiring writer. I am half way through writing my first book. I have written a few essays or short stories and I have been a journal keeper since I was 14 yrs old. That would be 31 years for anyone keeping track.
So, one would think that blogging would be a natural progression in my process. But it wasn’t. I had a hard time deciding to lay it all out there for anyone who wanted to read my inner most thoughts. They are private right? Here’s the thing, I really don’t keep too many things private. I am pretty much a live out loud type. If there is one thing I have learned in my 45 years on this planet it is this, I am ok.
I really am, I am certainly just as appealing as the next person. I really wish the whole world could reach this conclusion, we are all equally important. To my own little fan club I am even pretty fantastic. When I speak people do indeed listen. And yet, it still took a long time to talk myself into this. Then I began to examine my interactions. I am a very vocal participant on Facebook. I have no problem speaking to people I don’t know at the kid’s school, the salon, the grocery store. And people talk to me as well, about very personal things. My family jokes that I have “Dear Abby” tattooed on my forehead. I can’t go anywhere without hearing some strangers intimate details. But blogging is still daunting. Just coming up with a name for it is headache inducing. So, I did the math. I came up with no good reason not to blog and several reasons it would be a great addition to my life.
Speaking of naming it, I chose “Sage and Sass”. Why? I like to think I am pretty wise when I stop to think about things. I take thinking very seriously and give whatever happens to intrigue me at the moment an obsessive amount of studying before I come to a conclusion about it. On the flip side I am also extremely sassy. I am prone to talking back and I am fluent in sarcasm. Harmless sarcasm, I would like to add. I am not one for taking people down a peg…without warning anyway. My kids have not seemed to catch on to this yet, unfortunately. LOL , but I still try.
Hey, I feel better already just writing this first introductory blog. I have no idea what the subjects will be or what direction this will take but I can guarantee it will be honest, heartfelt and as interesting as I can manage. I hope you enjoy it as much as I hope to.