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.’