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“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney
At almost 300 blog posts, this space, my little blog, has changed these past few months. No longer do I feel the need to create blog posts that other people might find helpful or amusing, or both. Although I still find myself composing blog posts in my head... weird I know.
This blog has taught me a lot about the craft of writing for an audience and the discipline of writing frequently. So I will no longer write in this space as much, I will continue to document my family's life here. This blog started out as a way to keep family up to date and will keep doing so.
Why the change?
“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” -Henry van Dyke
I've always wanted to be a writer, ever since I wrote a story with an surprise ending in 6th grade. I remember shocking everybody and realized the power that words can have over people. Just like the quote, I decided to use my talents, whatever meager ones they are and put those words to use to make my dream come true.
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
The little voice in my head dreams of becoming an author. I will still be writing but instead of hitting the publish button on my blog, I go to a writer's group once a month, write a page a day for my comic script, revise, revise, revise and let the dream roar in my head.
“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain