I call my blog my personal stream of consciousness. It’s just stuff that floats around in my brain and lands on the page through my fingers hitting the keyboard. That’s all. Sometimes the story is about my travels, sometimes it’s a story about someone I met or know, sometimes it’s a recipe, sometimes it’s just something that’s on my mind.
I don’t make any apologies for my stories. Not any more. It has taken me far too many years to acknowledge that my story is as valid as anyone else’s story; decades of believing that I wasn’t as important as anyone else left me not knowing what my story was, let alone trying to figure out how to tell it. This blog is my attempt at getting the stories out of my head and onto a “page,” even if that page is a computer screen. I tell my stories as I hear them in my head or see them on the road.
Having said all that, let me also say this: if you don’t like my stories, I invite you to go find stories you do like; with 6 billion people on this planet, there’s bound to be a story out there that you like. Even better, I challenge you to write your own stories. We all have them. Some are more entertaining than others and some are tragic, or funny, or poignant (I’ve always wanted to use that word and now I’ve done it!), or boring – but we all have stories. It’s your story, so tell it like it is for you.
The reason I’m writing this, this story, is because I was recently asked to edit one of my stories and add something to it. Initially, I said I would, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I think I’m going to leave it as it is, as I wrote it. If you are reading one of my stories and feel like there should be something added or added, I encourage you to add a comment to the post with your additional information. Comments are communication. I like comments. In fact, I love it when people leave comments! I try to respond to every single comment that is left on a post; I don’t have a huge number of readers so I’m able to do this fairly easily. (Take advantage of it. Some day, you might be able to say you knew my blog when it was just a wee thing and wow, look at it now! World renown! A million hits on youtube or something like that! I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to personally replying to your comments when that happens. hee hee.) I hope you understand what I’m trying to say here. If not, leave a comment and I’ll see if I can clarify.
Anyway, my point is that this blog, Playing a New Game, is my personal story and how that story shows up in my head. I really appreciate every single one of you and love that you take time out of your busy day to read the words that show up out of my fingers when I tap on the keyboard. I cherish each and every comment that you leave – it’s that connection with you and other people that I crave. This space is where my brain goes to touch base with others out there who might have something in common with me.
So there it is… that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Thanks for reading. Thanks for leaving comments. Thanks for being a part of my life! Peace and love to you all!