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What in the World am I doing here?

I don’t know how many times I’ve stopped to ask myself what my mother might think before I make a decision. As a teenager, this was no very cool. Especially since my mother seemed to be my enemy back then. (Sorry, Mom!) A lot of things have passed over the decades. One of the best things is that I’ve gotten closer to my mother and she’s one of my best friends. She’s the person I call for advice and the one who knows me best.

What I begrudgingly called my “Catholic guilt” even ten years ago, I now label my moral compass. But let’s be honest—it’s my mother’s voice. I’ve used this compass to guide me through the difficult periods of my life, a busy teaching career and raising my son as a single parent. My mother’s voice has been a constant and a pillar of strength through it all. My wish is that my son is cursed with hearing my voice as clearly in his head as I hear my mom’s voice in mine. I want to be with him every step of the journey, just as my mother was there with me.

So what is this blog about?

To be completely honest, I’m not sure. You can ask my mother about this—I’m the kind of woman who does things on a whim. It sounds good; it feels right? Let’s jump!

Okay, I have a bit of an idea. I want a place to share my thoughts, ideas, stories and concerns. I plan to talk about writing, teaching, parenting and finding creative outlets. Like all of you, I’ve been through a lot in my life, and I think I might have some insights to share. I also want an outlet for my creativity and a place to gather feedback. I want to be able to reach out into the world with my fingertips.

Please let me know what you’d like me to write about. As you might have figured out, I love a good challenge. Leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do.

I’d love for you to come along on this journey.

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