Contemplative: expressing or involving prolonged thought
Chaos: complete disorder and confusion
I’ve been a writer since I could hold a pencil (with a box full of journals to prove it), but ironically enough, ten years of teaching English caused me to set down my pencil and replace it with a red pen. My role shifted from creator to educator, editor, and (occasionally) inspirer. It was (and still is) a great gig, but I missed that creative, cathartic outlet. I had heard of blogging and while I was intrigued, I didn’t know what I would even blog about.
Then, in the winter of 2014, my three year-old son was diagnosed with autism. Suddenly, I had a lot to blog about. For about a year, I processed my son’s diagnosis through writing, making invaluable connections with other parents with similar struggles, helping me mature into a better, more self-aware mother in the process.
I’m still blogging about being a mother, but since reclaiming my pencil, my writing world has grown beyond my blog. I am now a teacher who freelance writes with a reclaimed childhood dream of writing a novel, all while raising two young boys with my husband.
My writing helps compartmentalize the chaos that is life.
Thanks for contemplating with me.
~ Mommy Catharsis