I've been thinking about this blog for over three years, trying to come up with the right name for it, not sure how to begin or why. Too often I’ve asked myself Who cares? just as I’m sitting down to write. It’s easy to tell myself that what I have to say isn’t important. Then I read or hear a story written by someone else and I remember how important all of our stories are.
Why “Fellow Human”? Because it’s how I feel about writing: one person writing a story for someone else to read, or a song for someone else to hear. I’ve experimented with writing just for myself (music, prose, and poetry) but it’s not enough. I need the listener. When I look back on my creative life, it’s clear to me that one of my main motivations has been my need to be heard. I think most people have some version of that need. Maybe it’s to be heard, maybe it’s to be seen or believed, or maybe it’s just to be appreciated, but we all have it.
I’ve spent the morning (finally) committing to “Fellow Human” and to creating headers and footers and links and buttons so you can find me. I don’t really care about the details except that starting has energized me. I haven’t actively written a blog for almost a decade and I’ve missed it. I’ve missed you. My hope is to write regularly but not so often that it’s just one more thing in your inbox.
Thanks for coming along for the ride.
I love you, Nicole. I know you know what your words mean. xoxo right back at you.
Dear Candy, You are always there. Thank you. I'm so grateful.