I absolutely love to write; it’s not only a wonderful creative outlet, but it can be very therapeutic. Often, our minds get bogged down with so many competing thoughts, and writing seems to help sort things out and put things back into perspective. Writing makes order out of chaos, so to speak.
I’ve always written more for myself than anyone else, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy getting feedback from people who take the time to read my work. Prior to the Internet and social media, there was very little opportunity to put these things “out there.”
My first foray into sharing my writing publicly was 11 or 12 year ago, back when I was motorcycling. It was common for long distance enthusiasts to document their experiences in “trip reports” and share with other riders via email or web forums. Before long, I was publishing these pieces on a very rudimentary website that I’d set up using a free hosting service. Nothing fancy, but it got the job done. I loved watching the hit counter climb, receiving reader feedback, and knowing that what I’d written had spoken to another human being.
I’ve maintained a personal blog for the past four years or so, and I love reading old posts and remembering past experiences and emotions, trials, tribulations, contemplations and celebrations. Now, I want to take it a step further.
With the encouragement of my wonderful daughter, friends, and co-workers, I have created this blog to share the Alzheimer’s journey we are on with my mother. I look forward to making it an inviting place where people in any stage of their own journey can come for helpful information, support, resource links, tips for navigating these unpredictable waters, and quite simply, comfort in knowing that they’re not alone.
Please check back in the coming weeks, and pass along the URL to anyone you think might benefit from sharing in our journey.
Until next time…Carpe diem…