Tag Archive | life after 50

How to Journal: Introduction

I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.      ~ Joan Didion

I started journaling about three years ago. I always loved the idea of journaling – keeping a diary – but somehow I never followed through with those intentions. After experiencing a mild mid-life crisis in early 2013, however, my counselor prescribed expressive journaling as therapy. I have not stopped writing since.

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While writing is a solitary task, all writers are dependent upon others to help them achieve a goal. Whether it be an understanding family, a dedicated critique group, and/or an excellent editor, writers thank these important individuals in the Acknowledgement section. This post seeks to pay homage to the one whom I owe a debt of gratitude: Tilly Warnock.

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Why a new blog?

I originally started blogging in 2009 as a book reviewer on My Cozy Book Nook. I loved the small community of bibliophiles and relished the informal conversations surrounding my favorite pastime.

cropped-tessa-1.jpgAt the time I was teaching anywhere from 6-8 different English classes at a small private school here in the Kansas City area. My entire life centered around grammar, literature, and writing. A book review blog seemed the natural fit.

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