Monday: Are you a writer?

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Are you a writer?

Typically my answer to that question would be a resounding… “No” — but as you can see from the stack of journals, just in the last year!!… I write a lot!

In fact I have kept a journal for the better part of my life. The first real lengthy one dates back to my college days. There were a lot of “he looked at me…” kind of phrases– *groan* I know.

When someone asks you what you do — do you ever say you are a writer?
Some words are ones I aspire to… such as– painter, singer, cook, and yes, writer.

For the longest time I didn’t call myself a photographer, because to me I was nothing like those I looked up to. But, I am a photographer.  Mostly because I love photography! It’s a passion of mine and has been for years… even decades. I am  self taught, for the most part, even though I have taken numerous on- line classes and attended workshops. But I have to say, as I spend more time enjoying this passion, I am getting better (according to my critical self) and certainly enjoying myself more! That pleasure helps me answer “yes” when someone asks me if I am a photographer.

It’s funny because I would use words like… Mother, sister, daughter and designer to describe me, however I am certainly imperfect in all these categories. If I can accept the imperfections of these definitions then perhaps I could also with other descriptors. — Sooooo… that must mean I am a writer. *cough* excuse me I am only choking a little bit here.

We are all writers– of our own life. Whether we pen it or type it or just pass it along verbally.

We don’t have to be the perfect Van Gogh or Norah Jones to be the artist or singer that is in our heart– if we enjoy it and those passions enhance our lives… then we ARE! Embrace these words that help to enhance your life.

*note to self* … enroll in some writing classes! 🙂

early fall callage

I can almost hear Fall approaching– can you?

Visit Mary at the Little Red House and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and see what all the creative people are doing over there.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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September 14, 2009 at 1:23 am | Writing | 10 comments


10 responses to “Monday: Are you a writer?”

  1. JarieLyn says:

    Beautiful mosaic. Love the sunset. I enjoyed reading your post. Yes, I also aspire to be a writer. I think of myself as a writer, but I have a hard time telling people I’m a writer because I think I’m not good enough to be in the same category as “real writers”, but yes, I’m a writer.

    I’m sure lots of people must feel that way. Your writing certainly captured my attention, so I would say you are a good writer. I also need to take some creative writing courses. I think it would be lots of fun.

  2. mary says:

    I used to be a copy editor and yes, I have always loved to write, although photography is definitely my passion these days.  🙂  You are a wonderful writer and photographer, Claudia!  Thanks so much for sharing your talents at Mosaic Monday. 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    Very nicely written, Claudia.  I believe that someone who can make words come alive and let the reader envision them in his/her head has indeed achieved the status of “writer.”   Do I call still call myself a journalist?   I haven’t been published for quite sometime;  but the answer is still yes.
    Love your photographs. You have a talent in this area, that is a fact!
    :- )  Sue

  4. Sherrie says:

    Very nice Mosaic!  I love the one of the rooster.  An I will agree with you.  If you are happy with what you do then you are that.  Have a great day!

  5. Beautiful mosaic!
    I don’t think I ever thought much about being a writer. Even now, in the land of blog, I do more photos than writing.  Keeping a blog is writing, though.

  6. Bonnie says:

    I love the mosaic. The colors are great together and I too can hear fall approaching just looking at your collage.

  7. Claudia these photo’s are fantastic making for a beautiful mosaic. Sharon

  8. Karen Cox says:

    wonderful mosaic, tour photograhy is stunning,

  9. Carol says:

    If I think about writing I don’t…If I write like I am talking I do! Beautiful mosaic – wonderful pictures.

  10. Pat says:

    This was lovely to read. I like creativity but I had little time in my life to indulge in it up until now. Blogging has made me feel like a writer and a photographer in many ways has been a fruitful endeavor and I’ve learned so much.

    Glad to have found your blog!

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