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I admit that passing my Grade 12 English class was one of the first miracles ever recorded in my life. Oh how I hated English class and was glad to be done with it. The teacher wasn't a bad guy - I kind of liked him but we just didn't see eye-to-eye on HOW to write.
I've always had LOVED writing - MY way. That's the great thing about being an adult - I get to do it MY way. Years ago I picked up a magazine called Harrowsmith. It is no longer being published but it was a great Canadian magazine about country living, gardening and small scale farming/self sufficiency. The articles were fabulous but my favourite part was the letter from the editor that began each issue. He wrote like ME! He used CAPITALS and underlining. His sentences ran way too long (by English teachers standards) and reading it was a wonderfully crazy ride through his thought process. Ah ha! If he could write for other people to read - so could I.
I always thought that 'someday" I would write a book. That was before the internet had it's impact on my life and long before blogging was even a word. I did wonder if ANYONE would actually want to read what I wrote. I was quite sure My English teacher would not!
Yesterday I passed 50 000 visits to my blog. I'm not sure how accurate it is or if half the visits are internet bots (or if there's just a few of you who have re-read 50 posts - 100 times each) but I thought 50 000 was worth a mention.
Thanks so much for reading and allowing me to do something I LOVE while having instant feedback. Blogging is so much more satisfying than writing a book! (well - who knows!)
I so appreciate every one of you! I love it that you are reading this blog all over the world and that you allow me a peek inside your lives by sending me comments and emails. Thanks for letting me share my stories MY way!