Apr 19, 2010

My First Blog

I've always liked to write. Actually, that's not quite true. I don't think I ever really liked to write until college when I got a C on a Philosophy 101 paper. My first-ever C. Thankfully, the professor let us re-write the paper and I got an A (phew). In the process of re-writing that paper, something clicked and from then on, I just enjoyed the process of writing. In retrospect, I learned to write in Mrs. Bennett's 10th grade English class. Mrs. Bennett was a grammar hound and gave us vocabulary tests that were cumulative, so by the end of the year we probably had 700 possible words on a given vocabulary test since the test could include a word from any previous exam. I must admit that I didn't like her much back then. But, with the hind-sight of 25 (or so) years, I am so glad that she was my teacher.
I love the word serendipity. I love the way it sounds. I love what it means. And, I even love the balance of the word when typing it. People often say "Things happen for a reason." I say, it's serendipity. That's not to say that I don't believe in free choice. I definitely don't think things are pre-determined, but I do think that there is an overriding reason that things happen. Obstacles teach us and encourage us to grow. Victories often teach us that the journey is often as important as the result.

Anyway, I'm new to all this. I just decided to start this blog on a whim and I pounded out a few thoughts. But, I think I'm going to hit the hay and will write more soon. I hope people will read this and enjoy my serendipitous journeys with me.

Bye for now!

1 comment:

  1. Very serendipitous of you to entitle your blog Serendipity. I love how you write. And I look forward to reading more about the whimsical side of what's meant to be and how things really work out. Yay Sis!

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