Blast from the Past
When the Past Post assignment came up for day 4 of Arkansas Women Bloggers BLOGtoberfest, I admit I had no idea what to pull out of my back pocket. I’ve been blogging for years but only recently have I begun to consider what I do “writing”. What was it before? It was an experiment in journaling, a way to keep far away family updated on what we were doing.
And then it all changed. A huge factor in that life transition was our decision to turn a blog about Playing Outside in Arkansas into an actual website, hoping it might even turn into a business. Last year just before Arkansas Outside.com went live, the spouse asked if I would write for him. “I’m not a writer” says I. “Yes you are” says he. And so it began. It’s been a dirty job, sometimes a very dirty job and I love it.
One of the first things I wrote for AO was about me, my friends, and our inner fitness goddesses, what drives us to do the things we do. A big part of the drive is that the things I love to do for fitness are fun, and sometimes it involves beer and fairy wings.
I suppose I am a writer. And every time I sit down to allow the words to spill out of my forehead, I hope they are of some use to someone else out there.