A story...

If you wish to be a writer; write! - Epictetus (Greek philosopher)
Do you journal?  Keep a log of what's going on?  Have you written your very own story?

I've never been a consistent journal-er.  I guess this blog has been the most semi-consistent attempt at writing down my life... and it's been fun, you know?  I already have fun looking back at old blogs, when I was planning our wedding, or on home renovations... or just pictures from family get togethers.  I love it all.

I've said it before, but I've grown to love "writing".

I'm in love with these journals... in love.

Because of this new found love of writing... it occurred to me within the last year or so, that I would like to write a book. (What, like it's hard?  Please.)  JK, I know this will be SO difficult. 

A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others. - William Faulkner

I'd love to document the story of the woman who previously owned the home we live in now.  To sum it up, the house was sold to us with 75% of the contents still in it.  The woman had passed away with no living relatives that cared for her or her things.

The house when we bought it. Before we started the massive take down of azaleas that had over grown.
After going through her things and keeping some cherished items (her pictures, bible, coffee cups, etc.) we've learned a lot about her.  I found her check register the other day in the top of a closet.  She wrote down all her checks.  (something I could learn from her)  It's always interesting to see where someone spends their money.

We drink out of her coffee cups every morning (and by "we" I mean Stephen.  Coffee....Ucky). 

So I asked for some journals for Christmas, to start writing in... to start my story.

Stephen came though with these adorable journals I had lovingly hinted I wanted someday.  I love hinting and receiving.

Thank you Stephen... I will now begin our story.  I really think it's going to be good.


Honey Bee Mama said...

Ooh yay! What a fun journey! Pleeeeaaase do this! I will buy your book! Will you share any of what you're writing with us in your blog?!

Rendi said...

I seriously can't wait to read it!!!

DJ said...

I'm so glad you decided to do this! Can't wait to read more, if you decide to share. Also I have those same notebooks - I love them!

JayCee said...

Oh Sarah we haves much in common! For so long I have wanted to do this. So excited to hear about this journey!

Jennifer said...

Oooh I love this! I'm writing a book right now, first book ever. It's really hard and also somehow fabulous. Maybe because it's a dream of mine. I've been journaling for 20 years (since I was 12)! These journals of yours are gorgeous!!