I am writing this blog because I have stories. I’m writing to capture things I am loath to lose. Elusive flashes of beauty. Fragments of wisdom. Fleeting ideas, impressions, plans. And stories.
I am writing to pin to digital paper what I learn about things that please me, things that puzzle me, things that threaten to take me down. I’m writing to fight back against the challenges I face daily. They’re not gigantic challenges compared to the burdens that others bear, but they do make me weary. At intervals they make me want to give up, but giving up is not in the plan.
I’m reasonably sure my brain isn’t working as well now as it did back in my summa cum laude days. Years of chronic pain, endless attempts to knock that pain back a bit and function…these have taken their toll.
But my life overflows with blessings. I have faith, hope and lots of love. I have built my house upon the Rock and the Rock is solid regardless of how creaky the cottage dug into it.
I have people to love, I have work to do, I have adventures to live.
Plus, I have stories.