Life As A Story… Your Story

You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every single day – Katharine Center 

How’s that for perspective?

I read this quote quite some time ago. Though the exact words do not live in my mind verbatim, the sentiment is alive within my heart.

I started this blog back in 2004, when a girl didn’t just tell anyone that she “has a blog”.

Though, even now, in 2012…  I get looked at sideways when I mention that I have a blog. AND EVEN NOW, there are some who ask, “What’s is a BLOG?”

When I began this writing adventure I started because of the pull of writing… and because I realized way in the backmost of my subconscience that I had stories. They were building up, getting lost in the millions of stories… and I knew I needed to get them out.

I often struggle with how to categorize my blog. Is it parenting? ParentHOOD? Lifestyle? Kinda food, occasional review, sometimes DIY, fashion, blathering, motherhood, photography, videography, womanhood, always chaos…

But as I read over that quote again, I see something. The stories I share here are about my only life… Days of this only life I get to experience, lament, and enjoy…

I think am coming around to my niche.

Not parenting.

Not womanhood.

Not video.

Not beauty and fashion.

Not DIY.

But storytelling.

I am telling stories that feature the characters and pieces that come together and make of the picture of life… my womanhood, and parenting, and crafting, and fear of glue guns…

A life.

My life.

I love Katharine’s quote because it releases me from a category.

I am a storyteller.

I know not all who read here have a blog… and that quote is not exclusive to bloggers. I love the quote also, because it pulls into perspective all of the doing that we do. Whether or not we are physically writing down our stories, we are still making a story each moment as we live. What does that mean to you? How does this thought resonate with you?

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10 Responses to “Life As A Story… Your Story”

  1. amy volk says:

    This is awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Go on, tell your story more!

  2. Ray Colon says:

    Hi Jenny, I agree – it’s all about the storytelling. Like you, I blog most often about life. Whether the theme of the post is autobiographical or drawn from a passing observation, it relates a story from my world view, which is as unique and deserving of sharing as any other.

    Your defying of categorization is a plus. Leave the single-subject blogs to others while continuing to enjoy the freedom that comes from writing about any subject that piques your interest.

  3. Lu says:

    Wonderful post, my friend. I, too, am a storyteller!

  4. tanna says:

    It’s a BIG responsibility to me knowing that I HAVE a story; sometimes even downright overwhelming! But- the saving grace of it all is knowing- TRULY knowing that I am not the author…that really gives me a freedom to live it out to my fullest. But definitely failing, definitely falling smack dab on my face even….but at least it’s my story AND at least there is grace 🙂 For me it’s learning to live that grace forward in my life, especially towards the ones I love most. Xoxo

  5. Lucia Jones says:

    I love you!

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