the Prairie Rose
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the Prairie Rose - Rosie’s Food for Thought

Writing

Writing from the Heart

First Published June 15, 2015 Writing has been a part of my life since almost before I can remember. Before I went to school I would fill sheet after sheet with what I thought was writing. It was just scribbles but in my mind it was writing a story. My grandmother was a poet and a teacher and self-published several small booklets of poems in the 1950s. I was always a voracious reader growing up, because we didn't have a TV until I was 16 and we lived out in the country without any close neighbors and my siblings were quite a bit older than I am. So I had to entertain myself. I have always been able to express myself much better through the written word, than verbally. It has always been a way to get my thoughts down. Sometimes I use this journaling to get the thoughts and emotions out of my head and heart. When I was working in the field of economic development in Nebraska, I wrote an article every week about the subject of economic development or leadership or entrepreneurship. I remember that it did get easier as I did that for over three years. I kind of got rusty until we moved to Arkansas and I have had the opportunity to work for the local newspaper, covering several government meetings every month and writing the articles for the paper. Not only does it challenge you mentally, but it is fun to see your name published regularly. I have had several dreams in my life to do various things. One of them was to have my own store to sell the things I create, which we are doing, another was to write a book.   I finally have my first book in my hands. It is a children's book, I took it from a story that my grandson Sean dictated to his Mom, my daughter a couple of years ago. They were driving, so she called and said, "Write this down." I took that story and other bits and pieces of other "imaginary missions" that he had talked about and made a children's book. I incorporated him and his sister into the story, as well as my son-in-law. It has been available for several months on Amazon as a Kindle Version and a couple months in print version, but I finally got around to ordering my own copies. You can go here to order on Amazon. So, happy journaling or blogging or writing.
the Prairie Rose
Categories Craft Education learning Frugal historical sites Homesteading Journaling Life Recycle/Repurpose Skill Survival Travel Writing

the Prairie Rose - Rosie’s

Food for Thought

Writing

Writing from the

Heart

First Published June 15, 2015 Writing has been a part of my life since almost before I can remember. Before I went to school I would fill sheet after sheet with what I thought was writing. It was just scribbles but in my mind it was writing a story. My grandmother was a poet and a teacher and self-published several small booklets of poems in the 1950s. I was always a voracious reader growing up, because we didn't have a TV until I was 16 and we lived out in the country without any close neighbors and my siblings were quite a bit older than I am. So I had to entertain myself. I have always been able to express myself much better through the written word, than verbally. It has always been a way to get my thoughts down. Sometimes I use this journaling to get the thoughts and emotions out of my head and heart. When I was working in the field of economic development in Nebraska, I wrote an article every week about the subject of economic development or leadership or entrepreneurship. I remember that it did get easier as I did that for over three years. I kind of got rusty until we moved to Arkansas and I have had the opportunity to work for the local newspaper, covering several government meetings every month and writing the articles for the paper. Not only does it challenge you mentally, but it is fun to see your name published regularly. I have had several dreams in my life to do various things. One of them was to have my own store to sell the things I create, which we are doing, another was to write a book.   I finally have my first book in my hands. It is a children's book, I took it from a story that my grandson Sean dictated to his Mom, my daughter a couple of years ago. They were driving, so she called and said, "Write this down." I took that story and other bits and pieces of other "imaginary missions" that he had talked about and made a children's book. I incorporated him and his sister into the story, as well as my son-in-law. It has been available for several months on Amazon as a Kindle Version and a couple months in print version, but I finally got around to ordering my own copies. You can go here to order on Amazon. So, happy journaling or blogging or writing.