Sunday, March 30, 2008

I've wandered off the blogging trail.
It isn't like me not to write about the stressful things going on in my life but I have found, unlike in my more private journaling, that I feel I should have a sense of completion about an issue or event before I put it "out there". Most things I feel pressed to write about are not complete or even very nice. In a journal, I can just scratch down the raw emotion, both the good and the ugly, with no thought of how it is perceived by anyone. I'm not a particularly adept or interesting writer and I find it difficult to write with an eye for a reader. I've discovered that writing has often been just a sort of therapy for me. Blogging has made it something else-more a form of conversation than a dumping ground for my emotions. It's a good thing, I think, because it forces me to add a perspective to what I'm feeling that I otherwise would ignore. The down side is, I often have to give things a lot of time before I'm able to view them with a proper perspective.


He Knows My Name said...

kathy, this is so well put. i understand and feel quite the same. one thing this blog has done for me is i have found so many christian women whom in my heart i hold as friends and you are one. you have ministered to my heart and i am thankful to God for you. ~janel

Jill said...

Glad you are back. I feel the same way about the writing thing, I can let go in a journal, but am so not eloquent enough to blog the right words.
Have a great day