I promised myself that I'd begin blogging on May 1st. But in case you've been under a rock or continuing to O.D. on primetime media the last 3 days you know that Nashville was hit with the worst storm system in the last hundred years leaving 13.6 inches of rain, much of the city underwater, hundreds of people homeless & thousands without power and some degree of damage to their dwelling.
I am grateful to have only been at the beck & call of tornado sirens and NOAA alerts; and to only have been merely freaked out from witnessing more water falling from the sky that Noah ever did.
And most grateful, that in the midst of this external chaos, and inner life makeover -- which I will share more about in coming posts -- I kept this promise to myself to begin blogging. May not be perfect English, may not be well thought out at this point. But after scouring around She Writes blogs, to get a feel for other voices, I did what I said I was gonna do. Revealing another tidbit about 'life makeovers' a sure fire way to accelerate one's relationship with his or her self and their art is to honor a commitment. There are millions of us huffing around with deep chin wrinkles mumbling, "I wish I had more time to write, BUT the day job, the kids, I'm tired, lost my pen..." But it's all about establishing and maintaining a relationship with oneself as a writer. Write a line or two everyday because, "I wrote 2 lines..." will feel a lot better as you drift off to sleep at night than, "Man, I wish I woulda wrote..."
I have a feeling I'll sleep good tonight. I pray that my fellow Nashville residents will do the same.