From the time a Grade 6 English teacher chose my poem to read out loud to the class, I have been writing in one form or another. Words had always been important to me – I can’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy reading a book or jotting down my thoughts on paper – but this particular English class gave me a glimpse into the “real” world of writing where the whole purpose was to share and to connect.
I was one of those kids who always asked “Why?” I was indiscriminate in my use of “Why,” using the objective version (Why does the sun shine?) interchangeably with the subjective (Why is Life like that?). As an adult who still indiscriminately asked “Why?” without getting too many satisfactory answers, one day two things occurred to me: asking why wasn’t a very useful exercise and simple acceptance of any given situation would make me a lot happier.
This Is the Way It Is was created to share my experiences in my ongoing journey in taking each day as it comes; accepting situations at face value; and then moving on to the next great adventure while finding a place (and time) for all that I would like to accomplish with my writing. It is also my hope that this blog will help inspire and motivate other creative souls like myself who are continually searching for the ultimate answer to the biggest “Why?” of them all – Why can’t I balance Life and Art more successfully (or at least a little more gracefully)?