New venture day.
When I began blogging, there were not many people writing about the challenges of adopting an older child and I felt that as much as I gained from writing about our family experiences, it also was information and support for others. When our family moved on and I was blogging about grieving and putting life back together again, I lost the concept of providing information and support to anyone. I needed to blog for myself and gather a community of loving souls around me, reading my words and offering support. In the past year, I’ve become aware that my writing had changed again. I like journaling about my life, Julia’s doings and our lives together. I like sharing reflections about spirit moving and refrigerators. And I’ve wanted more.
And I have a terrific case of wanderlust.
When we traveled in Italy last summer, I did not see many single moms and kids, I didn’t notice many kids with disabilities traveling with parents. I’ve been poking around travel websites recently and have been listening to many podcasts. Only a few talk about single parent travel and I haven’t found any about traveling with kids with disabilities. And so, I’m going to give myself the challenge of some niche travel writing. I have no idea if I can do it, if I can be any good at it or if it will serve any purpose, but none of that is a reason not to start.
As a friend of mine says each time we begin the Japanese Crane style Qigong, ‘And so, we begin.’
4 thoughts on “chasing joy to Italy & beyond”
I love all your writing Suzanne & I think it is wonderful that you have taken on the challenge of travelling overseas with Julia. What a fantastic learning experience for her & yes perhaps you will encourage others to do something similar.
Thanks, Marianne. And one day I will write about visiting you!
You’ll be great at the niche writing. And don’t worry – I’ll carry on with the blogging about garden weeds, tangled yarn, odd tree and yard problems, kids who don’t like homemade soup etc.
LOL, Cindy! You are pretty much the best. I love reading about your garden weeds, tangled yarn and homemade soups.