Monday, February 18, 2013

Writing. It's good for the soul.

Sometimes I sit here at the computer blank. Wondering. Why in the world do people want to even read about your life. Like potty training? Who cares. My kids' first milestones? Sounds just like every other kid. The little things that make us happy? What a sap.

I wonder if what I write sometimes is just straight up garbage to some. And it probably is. Perhaps I may come across as boring because I don't put together these elaborate pretty posts with pictures from pinterest and links to articles to what I am talking about. Do I even write posts where I know what I'm talking about? Not sure. All I know is that I write.

Writing helps me spill my emotions out on paper, er, computer. It helps me think through things. Reevaluate things. Talk to myself about things. It's the way that I am.
The way I operate this whole "writing" gig.

You want to know something? I talk when I write. Sometimes out loud. Most of the time it's in my head. But always, I talk. I talk as though you are sitting right here with me. I talk because... well... it's the best way I can gather my thoughts. No worries, I argue with myself as well.

Do you want to know when I write the most? While in my car. 

No, I don't type and drive at the same time. Although I imagine, and wouldn't be surprised, if someone has done that before. It is however the time that most of my posts get "written" in my head. It's when I have my deepest moments on life. It's also part of the reason why I have always loved to just drive. Have an argument? Drive. Bored at home? Drive. Need to re-evaluate things in your life? Drive.

With the two kiddos, I don't get to do that as often as I like. Just drive. Especially driving and thinking. Yet alone, driving and "writing." I get interrupted by, "Mama look!" and "Mama go here!" and "Mama, I love you." And that's okay. Because I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Can I share just one more secret? I used to be afraid to write from the heart.

When I first started blogging, I wanted to be that funny, sarcastic, hard-headed girl. I'd like to think I am still that girl at times {when it's appropriate}. But initially? I thought that no one ever wanted to hear my deeper thoughts. That writing wasn't about putting your emotions out there.

That's when I realized that I wasn't writing for myself. Rather, I was sharing what I wanted other people to read.

You see, I know I am grammatically incorrect 90% of the time. I know my AP English teacher from high school probably cringes at my run-on sentences, misspellings, and incorrect word placement. I know I could never write a book, a column, or even be considered a writer.

But I still write.

And that's when I am reminded that I don't really care if I'm boring. I don't really care if I don't spell things right or sound like I know what I'm talking about. And most of all? I don't care if the stories and thoughts that I share aren't something new and refreshing for people to read.

All I care about? Is that I have these stories and thoughts. That no one can take that away from me. That my children and husband will forever be reminded of how deep my love is for them.

I write. Because it's the best way for me to get through things in life.
It's my little remedy.
My safe haven.
Where my heart gets spilled out.

Boring? I get that.
Not funny? Sometimes life has to get serious.

But who I am and what I believe in? Always.

I write because it's good for my soul.
Grab a button below, or link back below, write from the heart or whatever is on your mind, and be sure to hop around and say hello!


  1. Maybe get one of those things that you talk to and it records what you say (with Elliana's little interjections in there too, of course)? I always wonder why anyone wants to read about my life to, but I can tell you why I read about yours - because you are open and honest, because your life isn't extraordinary, at least not in the ways of the world, you are a mom and a wife and that's amazing and something I can relate to. You love your family and it shows. And you have great pictures! I love seeing beautiful pictures of your family!

  2. Since I have read your blog for a good chunk of time, I have never once thought it was boring. I am always wrapped up into each word and detail you say. Almost like I know you (haha). You have brought out a refreshing side of blogging and one that I constantly admire. Most of the time I am afraid to share what I'm actually thinking or feeling, but boy I'm getting there. Thank you for sharing your life. :)

  3. Love this post! I often wonder the same about my blog and have come to the conclusion of " I don't care, this will always be here for me to look back on" whether it's a well thought out post or just spur of the moment. Blogging is so therapeutic for me, that no be could read my blog and I'd still be satisfied

  4. I love this post!! I "write" posts in my car too and talk before I write/type! I totally relate to this!

  5. Thanks for hosting, Becky. I love to write, too, and this may be one of my favorite link-ups yet!

  6. Thank you for hosting this link up again Becky! I don't find you boring at all, in fact quite the opposite. I agree with you that writing is good for the soul. Keep on writing!!

  7. Becky I am back...and plan to write at least weekly...come and check me out please



  8. I know this may sound silly, but thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to just bare what's on my heart at the moment. I realize since we all have blogs, we could do that at any moment - but just having the encouragement to do so makes all the difference. And being part of a community where there are many women sharing their thoughts is so comforting. Thank you so much!

  9. I love this idea, I love this post. I am joining in.
    I do not have a blog about anything, it's a blog about me. And sometimes I need to remember to be me on the blog. Thanks for reminding me!

  10. I absolutely LOVE this post.... It reminds me of myself in so many ways! Great post

  11. love you post and thank you for creating the linkup! It gave me inspiration to share a part of my story i had yet to on my blog!

  12. This is why I am so glad I found your blog and love reading everyday which I do even if I tend not to comment you know that whole toddler gal that usually steals me as I am getting ready to post your comment and always forget to come back!

    You are the reason I have started to actually write from the heart and just thank you!

  13. Thank you for offering this as a link-up idea. I need to be better at sharing my feelings, and I think I was able to do just that. Thank you!

  14. I totally needed to read this today. I've been reading blogs for years but I'm new to participating in this world. The 'Do people really care about this?' and 'Do I just need to get over myself?' questions rolls around in my head constantly. But then I think about all of the blogs that I've followed over the years and realize that I love reading about people's everyday lives, I love the boring stuff. So anyway, all of that to say: keep doing what you're doing, because it's inspiring and encouraging to women like me!

  15. I love this post an you basically took the words right out of my head! As I was relaxin last night thinking about what to write much of what YOU wrote here is exactly what I was thinking!!!

  16. I remember finding you a few years ago and I love you even more! I always thought you wrote for you! You are truly not boring, a riot, you have such wonderful posts infostion in which I jot down like the college fund and girl when you had the baby wipe coupon post the hubs laughed at how's my wipes I had and Kelcee isn't even a baby lol so funny! So I want you to know that I for one enjoy and love reading everything you write and you bring a smile on my face every single day! Your blog is one if the first I click on every morning you are a breath of fresh air so you just keep on writing I think you rock at it!

  17. Love this girl. I feel the same way sometimes. I think most of us do! It's good to write what you "feel". :) I like it atleast ;)

  18. I always enjoy reading your blog, Becky!! I have several favorites (yours included), and like I told my Mom, it's like reading a book I never want to end! I feel like I kinda know you and your family and I'd hate for that relationship to end! ;)

  19. This post is amazing. I too have come a long way since my blogging early days ... I love who I'm turning into as a blogger ... and also? I too write out whole blog posts in my head on the bus on my way to/from work and jot down ideas on my phone until I can get somewhere to put together a whole post. :)

  20. This is why I love you and your blog. You make me not affraid to pour out my heart. I think in my car too and plan my post out in my head and talk out loud with a toddler answering me. ;)

    Thanks for hosting this.

  21. I write as I fall asleep at night.
    Love your honesty and that's why I keep reading. What a great link up!

  22. Becky,

    I just started my blog and found yours when searching for blogs to read. I wish I would have found you during my pregnancy. My due date was January 9th! We were hitting milestones at the same time, so cool! I went back and read all of your older posts from when you were pregnant with Graham. I love how you share what you go through even they are things no one else talks about. You are so open and honest and that's exactly why I love reading your blog!


  23. I definitely come up with a lot of post ideas in the car too, and A LOT in the shower. I have to remember to jot them down.

    I feel like I'm still in that stage of blogging (even though I've been at it for almost 3 years) where I'm afraid to write from the heart. I'm nervous to write real, honest posts. What if I sound stupid, or people don't like it, etc?

  24. I just wanted to say that I love your picture in this post! I love all of your photography, you really have talent!

    Sabra :)


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