Read the following quote and think on it:
"My students were middle-class kids who were ashamed of their background. They felt like unless they grew up in poverty, they had nothing to write about...I felt sorry for these kids, that they thought their whole past was absolutely worthless because it was less than remarkable."
-David Sedaris, from an interview in January Magazine
Admit it. You've said, "I have nothing to blog about. My life is boring." Haven't you. Haven't you?
Your challenge is to write about it anyway.
Write about your less than remarkable life. Write about your routines, your habits, your schedule. Find the unremarkable things about your life and CELEBRATE them.
Go - be remarkable!
This is the challenge for the week from my ScrapShare friends. I've had all week to think about it and hear I am again, typing up my blog entry at the last minute.
I've never thought of my life as boring...but it is repetitive. When my mom and my dad call each Sunday, there is not always a lot of news to share and I seem to be telling them "oh, we're doing a lot of the same old stuff" week after week. But then the conversation progresses, and I tell them about Matt's camping trip and latest merit badge, that McKelle is learning to sew, that Micah got the teacher he wanted for 4th grade, that Mitchell is such a social butterfly that we never see him, that Max is BLUE and that Mason has been smiling and laughing at us.
So what makes my life remarkable? I'm a pretty good cook, but certainly not the greatest (I made baking powder biscuits with baking soda and last year's pumpkin pie without sugar...oops!) I can sing, but I'm not outstanding. I play the piano and violin...a little. I scrapbook, I sew, I do a little crafting...but none of that is really all that remarkable. What makes me remarkable are the people I have been able to surround myself with. My husband, my absolutely remarkable kids, my dear friends. Being a wife is remarkable, being a friend is a wonderful thing and being a mother, well that is the greatest thing of all!
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Posted by ArlaMo at 2:01 PM