. . . this blog and whether I should try and stick to one theme throughout all my posts. At this point it seems like a silly question. I’ve posted about so many different things so far. But this is memoir. And memoir is about life and all its varied ups and downs, thoughts and activities. Why limit myself?
This blog began as a way to force me to write about things in my life, past and present. Force may be a bit strong, but in my case it’s probably not far from the truth.
I am currently taking a research methods class and we are to be working toward creating some sort of writing project. At the first, I considered writing a spiritual memoir, for my spiritual journey has been an interesting and circuitous one. The Choir sings of the Circle Slide we ride through life, going round and round and always down as momentum carries us along. There is no stopping point and there are few straight roads. This has been my experience, and I want to share it with others for I think I’ve learned a few things along the way. But every time I sat down to write about my life, recent events kept creeping in, and these aren’t the stuff of memoir. Unless the memoir is living and constantly being added to and rethought in light of present-day reality.
Hence this blog. It’s a way to go back even as I move forward. An online journal of where I’ve been, where I’m at, and where I’m going.
So be patient, dear reader. It’s a bumpy but exhilarating ride!