Today, I officially became a Contributing Writer for a site called Clearandcraft.com. This doesn't mean that I will be "quitting my day job" (whatever that may be on any given day). It doesn't mean that I will no longer be writing here. It simply means that every week or two, something I've written will appear somewhere else.
Obviously, I am excited about being published in other places--isn't
that what all writers want to go along with their love of writing? But I
am also excited about the website itself. Its mission is to inspire
creative people. So the work that I publish there will not only keep me
writing even more regularly, it will, I hope, inspire other creative
people (and people who haven't yet unleashed their creative
side) to go for it--to write, to paint, to stitch, to craft--whatever it
is that moves them. The site will have lots of voices--all sorts of
approaches to the idea of being creative--and it will be an interesting place for
me, and its viewers, to explore all kinds of self-expression.
Almost three years ago, this blog was born from a need to tell a few
stories. It has grown, along with me, and has become a place to process,
a way to make sense of, a reason to stop and think about things each
day. My pieces for Clearandcraft.com may be a little different, but
perhaps they are just another step in a journey--from silence to voice,
from "maybe" to "yes," from "I wonder" to "I can." And along the road of
life, those sound like some of the best steps a person can take.