Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Becoming a writer

The only thing you need to do in order to become a writer is, not surprisingly, to write. Somehow the simplicity of it gets lost though, and I think I need to come up with a good topic, or a good story to write about. I think I need to be extra knowledgeable or have a degree to write. In fact, I went to three years of nursing school, and I plan to continue in school, so I could write about birth. Now, I've had two kids, I've attended 4 births of friends, I've done tons of research on my own about different birth norms and numbers. But I still felt in order to write about birth I needed to go to school and become a Labor and Deliver Nurse. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy I went to school, and I'm happy that I'll one day be that L&D Nurse. But I didn't NEED to do any of those things to write. The only thing I really need in order to write is a laptop and a cup of coffee. Luckily, I have both of those things within arms reach right now.
I also like to write about what's going on in my small world. I have a small but growing homestead that I'd love to write about. The only thing that is stopping me from writing about chickens, gardening, fruit trees, and blueberries is that there are already so many other blogs about all these things out there. Why would anyone want to read MY blog? Well, what does it matter? Who am I writing for? Why am I writing? Oh, I remember. I'm writing because I enjoy it. I enjoy writing and sharing. And if someone finds my writings useful later on, that's great. But I'm going to write simply because I love to do it. 
Keep an eye out for more posts. Or don't. I'll write anyway!