Who I Am and Why I’m Here

Why, thank you, WordPress, I quite took the ‘it’s never too late’ to heart.

This is my Day 1 post for Zero to Hero.

Yup, I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while, first LiveJournal, then here since August 2011. Two and a half years and 462 posts. But really, who am I and why am I here?

I started solely as an infertility blog, because I got pissed at the lack of support I was getting in a support group.

Sarah, I’m still putting this all on you. Thanks!

Gradually, more and more ‘other’ crept in. And really, when you’re writing as often as I used to, there’s only so far infertility can stretch. Clomid round 5, no luck. Year 7, still no luck. Doctor 14, what a jerk. All that jazz gets to be a real downer, doesn’t it?

But the community. I love it. I love belonging to something outside of this house, outside of my family. I loved making new friends who I didn’t actually have to physically socialize with. Yay introversion!

Also I love the writing. Duh.

So instead of this small part of me, the infertility, which can actually be a huge part sometimes, but you know what I mean, I decided to round myself out some more. Surprise! I have other interests! Which was awesome, because hey! Bigger community! Cool.

Did I mention I love the writing part too? Oh.

But I do. I really do. I appreciate plenty of visual, physical beauty in the world, but words are so much more amazing. Such intellectual, conceptual beauty. So many ways to shade the same sentiment with different colors of meaning. And they just fit together so well. It’s like a puzzle with infinite pieces, but infinite solutions as well. Just–wow. Language was a brilliant idea.

I’m a writer who loves writing, so I’m here to write.

Why blog? Because nothing is worth anything if you don’t share it. Is it art if no one ever sees it? Is it food if no one ever eats it? When I make something I’m proud of, something I love, I want to send it out into the world instead of hoarding it all to myself. They’re everyone’s words, but I put them together into something that’s mine.

What do I want to do? Meh, I’m just here to write. We’ll continue to see what happens.

13 Comments on “Who I Am and Why I’m Here”

  1. This is great, April. Very beautiful post.

  2. ricecakes says:

    Hey there! Glad you’re back.

  3. SRB says:

    DUDE. I am glad you are back around. Was so happy to see you in my comments the other day, and even happier to see the light on at your house. 🙂

  4. Jeyna Grace says:

    Language is indeed a brilliant idea!

  5. anexpatinuk says:

    Welcome back, no harm in taking a break I’d say. I feel that the more I write the more motivated I get and if I stop the creativity halts as well…
    And yes of course you have more to tell than the topics you initially started out with, that’s the beauty of blogging, you discover different kind of communities along the way.

  6. Nisha T. says:

    I’m a writer who loves to write and doesn’t do enough of it either! We can keep each other accountable 😉

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