What’s Your Purpose?

February 10, 2012 § 6 Comments

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what to do with the blog once I cross the finish line on March 18th. Running in Mommyland has turned into such an important aspect of my life for so many reasons, most of which have been documented here. I don’t want it to end, yet I know that it must (in its current form), as the finish line is just five weeks away.

Yesterday for no logical reason, I started a Running in Mommyland facebook page, even though I’d been busily tossing around its future. It was an interesting process, a frustrating process, as I am not a computer programmer. HTML code and iFrame and App development? I was using a part of my brain that doesn’t get stretched very often and I was reminded of my frustration with Physics in high school; one of the two reasons I didn’t graduate with my class. Is it a surprise that a boy was the other? I was oblivious, the true nature of youth.

As I worked on the page I made a decision.

Running in Mommyland will continue to be written, but with a brand new focus.

I want to get published!

I don’t know how it’s going to happen or what is going to be written. Will it be more blog posts that turn into something bigger? Maybe I’ll write a fun young adult novel as my first book out of the gate. It feels like the right decision. The two other books that are waiting in my soul (Maine and Sister) are too important and I’m not ready to give them the complete focus that they deserve. Plus they require research, which always takes time.

In some ways blogging has been easy, because there is a never-ending array of stories and experiences that happen in real life. True novel-writing is taking it to another level where character study and relationships, plot and problem, make it what it is; real, but not really, page turning and memorable (if it’s good). That, I consider a challenge.

For now, the challenge at hand is tomorrow’s nineteen miler. Though writing has helped keep me sane, I’ve become a little superstitious about documenting my feelings in regard to the biggies. So I’ll leave it there; the dangling nineteen.

As one personal challenge wraps itself up, another one has revealed its purpose.

Everyone have a purpose.

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§ 6 Responses to What’s Your Purpose?

  • Marc says:

    Purpose, what a great word. What great things you can accomplish with it! Looking forward to watching yours unfold. Good luck tomorrow on your run 🙂

  • Science V says:

    Good luck with your 19-mile run and I think your new goal is amazing! I can’t wait to hear about all your success! 🙂

  • auntieket says:

    OH Goodie! I would miss all tour thoughts and doings and pictures. Have a good run! xoxo

  • I’m glad to hear that you will keep your blog going. I really enjoy your stories. Your blog is more than just your training but provides witty insights into life and family and the craziness that we all go through. Can’t wait to see how everything unfolds. Good luck on your run tomorrow!

  • The best part about blogging is that you can write about whatever the heck you want to write about..and there will always be someone out there that wants to read it! I knew for a long time that I wanted to begin blogging, but it took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to say. Finally I took the risk, created my blog, and the feedback has been amazing!

    I saw your comment on my page. My Reva’s do take awhile to break in. The leather ones are much comfier than patent. The Eddie flats are really great for a comfort flat, and very basic.

    And I liked your facebook page too 🙂

  • Great goal! I think that you are a great writer and if that’s your dream, you have to go for it.

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