Today I had the wonderful experience of receiving my first, handmade Mother’s Day card, from my eager three year old. I’d share a picture of it with you, however he drew it so gently and carefully, that you have to squint to clearly see the bunch of red flowers, sketched lightly on the front. Inside the card, a message. Not “Happy Mother’s Day”. No. Penned inside, in the neat handwriting of the nursery assistant, were the words,
Five’s A Fellowship has been live now for a few weeks and to be honest I didn’t expect anyone to be even remotely interested in what I have to write. I created it because I wanted to write and had been struggling to do so for a very long time.
Writing is something that featured prominently in my past – there wasn’t a day that went by where I wasn’t scribbling away on a bit of paper. Memories of my Maths class in High School, writing random poetry instead of concentrating on my lessons, spring to mind. However as I hit adulthood, entered the world of relationships (some good and some bad) and settled down to have my children, the need to write sank back into the back of my mind. The urge has always been there but something else always takes up my time, before I get a chance.
People throughout my life have told me I should start writing again, just pour out whatever is in my head and not worry about the content and so, on that advice, my blog was born.
To be honest it’s a bit all over the place. I don’t have a specific theme or niche, I just write what I feel or think at the time and that is fine for me. What has surprised me the most though, is that people actually want to read this stuff! So my highest page rankings on a given day has been 10 views and I have a handful of followers. To me, this is still wonderful. Out of the thousands, if not millions of blogs out there and the billions of people in the world, a small portion of you beautiful people, actually stop by this place and take a minute to read what I’ve typed and to make my day by doing so.
When your life is pretty isolated, it’s something special to know that you’re not alone in the World.
So thank you, thank you and once again, thank you, to all of the people who have visited my small corner of the internet. You have given me the confidence to carry on with my true passion – to write – something which means a hell of a lot to me.