My good friend, Lisa, author of the blog ‘That’s Why’ recently wrote this blog post. Lisa shared intimate details with us regarding her family, her writing process, how she’s evolved as a writer. And she gave us an inside look, through out time, where she does her writing, complete with photos. At the end of the post she asked her readers to show her where we write.
And I am more than happy to oblige.
I believe I started writing when I was around nine years old. That’s when I received my very first diary, and thus began my love for the written word. I don’t have any photos of that time in my life, and I have since lost all of those journals.
I really took to writing, while I attended a private boarding high school. From the ages 13-16, I was 3,000 miles away from home and I missed my brother, Abercrombie, terribly. I hand wrote at least three letters per week – and I also kept a journal which I updated every night before going to bed. Again, I don’t have many photos of that time in my life either, but I do still have all of those journals.
Then there was that time in my life I spent hitchhiking across the country, following the Grateful Dead for one year. Very sadly, I don’t have many photos of that time in my life either, but I do have all of those wonderfully detailed journals. I kept track of every show, every set list, every place I stayed, and all of people I encountered. Maybe one of these days I should go through them?
From the ages 18-27, my life was a complete whirlwind of craziness that I’d rather not discuss, here, today. But, I never stopped writing. In fact, I probably wrote more than ever. I am currently in the process of going through those very journals in the hopes of transforming them into something substantial.
When I turned 27, I finally got my life together. I made incredible changes and beat all kinds of odds, when I should have been nothing more than a statistic. And that’s when I moved into my very favorite condo. The first thing I had to do was set up was a working space where I could really write. I spent countless hours at this desk, organizing old journals, and writing until my fingertips bled.
And then, in 2006, one of my closest friends, Leslie, who’s known me since I was all of thirteen years old, and knew all about my love for writing, told me about the world of blogging. I immediately signed up and I’ve never looked back.
I became addicted to blogging, instantly. I started meeting incredibly funny people, and totally-super-talented writers.
Here I am in my favorite condo, sitting on my favorite sofa, blogging, with my very first Apple Computer.
I’ve written while on vacation in the Dominican Republic.
And while on vacation in Mexico.
I’ve written in hotel rooms.
I’ve written while sitting on the floors of Hospital Waiting Rooms.
I’ve even written while trapped in the bathroom for hours, suffering from a Crohn’s Attack.
My love for writing, and my computer, has become so strong over the years.
Once, I even took my ‘Apple’ out on ‘The Best Date I’ve Ever Had’.
But sometimes in life – there are things you can’t control.
And at the age of 33, I moved back home with my parents, for the first time, since I was 13.
These days, this is where I spend most of my time, writing and blogging.
And, when I am not at home, you can usually find me at my local Country Club, often referred to as ‘KHCC’ – writing in my other ‘office’.
And there you have it.
So tell me boys and girls:
- How long have you been writing?
- How long have you been blogging?
- And, will you show me where YOU write?
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