I have chosen a prompt from Kat over at Mama Kat to write about today. She listed 5 prompts. Of course I have an opinion on all 5 of them. I know that comes as no surprise to anyone. But the one I chose to write about is #4 – What inspires you to write? This question has a multi-faceted answer. I will say a little about a few of them.
I have determined that my path in life inspires me. I began blogging back in 2005 when we homeschooling to give our family an idea of what we were doing and how well the kids were doing each day. That reason slowly drifted into the background as I found that most of the people who read my blog were fellow homeschoolers. I discovered that I slowly began developing relationships and support with them. The issues they were dealing with in their home were the same issues we were dealing with in ours. My blog became a source of acceptance and support for others walking the same life path that we were walking at the time. So, while my writing was still informing our family what was going on at our house it because a bond of sisterhood as well among those of us walking the homeschooling path. They brought me inspiration. We all gave one another inspiration. I addressed issues that we dealt with daily while at the same time addressing issues others were dealing with at the same time.
After we stopped homeschooling we began walking a different path yet I found that the basic inspiration was the same. My children were then in the public school system. I began sharing concerns as well as victories they were experiencing. My audience changed but the basic premise was the same. I formed a sisterhood with a different group of people because we were on a different path. My goals in my life as well as in the lives of our children changed. As I began sharing those goals I discovered more/different friends who shared the same goals as me.
In the last six months my health has challenged me so that has taken me down even another path. Following my Dad’s health battles over the last year, my health began to decline as my Fibromyalgia hit me like a ton of bricks. I began doing a lot of research and writing about what I have been learning. A lot of new readers have found me as a result of my writing about those issues.
So, it seems that whatever path we are walking in our life at the time inspires me to incorporate it into my blog. God has led me down a lot of paths and I am happy to share my journeys with those who come to read. I want to be of help and an inspiration to others. I want the words I say to encourage someone else – helping them to know that they are not alone. We need to be open to sharing our heart and our life in order to help one another. That is my purpose with this blog, to help you my readers.