Anyone who knows I’ve written a book (
shameless plug Empowered To Birth Naturally: One Woman’s Journey to Homebirth) would look at the title of this article and think, “No duh!”
I was asked to write a few articles on unschooling for a group I’m a part of. I immediately thought of a few articles I’d written that were published in magazines and then I discovered several other articles I’d written about 4 to 5 years ago and not shared with anyone.
I thought to myself, “Wow!! I’m a writer!” I couldn’t help but blush and smile as I read article after article that I thought I’d now consider silly or juvenile. I actually think they’re good-and honest, very unashamedly honest as I don’t tend to hold back when writing, lol.
As I sit here contemplating sharing some of these articles with the world, I’m faced with the real possibility of offending others who view things differently. Then, as I think a bit deeper I realize that I’m not responsible for how others behave or react. Truth is, I wouldn’t be where I am today if some brave individuals didn’t share what they felt because they were afraid of being offensive. “Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything” flashes in my mind. This thought process is proving to be very exciting and liberating. Just when I think I can’t be any more free than I already am…
So bear with me as I write and share my thoughts. My ideas and ideals may not be yours but that’s ok. Let’s help one another discover new and different ways of looking at things. Let’s grow together.