Therefore, I Write

While everyone was in a hype about the change of the year, I was laying low nursing a sick boy who thank God seems to be a lot better today.

Of course, I welcome 2011 with an open arms…2010 hasn’t exactly been my year, but things have been picking up since October and from my rear view mirror, things could only get better from here on.

This post is not going to be about my new year’s resolutions. Gah, I’ve made plenty of them and they all hit the drained faster than anything. Maybe I’ll switch it around and borrowing one of my friend’s statuses on Facebook: “I’m going to get way fatter, way dumber, lose lots of money and grow up in 2011! (if I make resolutions I always fail so I’m trying a new approach)” Hah!

Okay, well someone asked me a very intriguing question just last night that I can’t shake off of my head.

This guy,  an old friend, asked, “What is this in you that you want to blog and twitter so much? Most people like to keep certain things secret…” – Hey you, if you are reading this I have to thank you for inspiring me to write this post!

My sleep deprived-tired-brain quickly jumped into a defense mode.

It’s quite a sore subject and let me try to explain it here although I don’t owe you or anyone else for that matter any.

Way back then, once upon a time where long before the internet era, I had written plenty of diaries. From those flowery girly ones with tiny padlocks to New Kids On The Block loaded stickers one…I write!

Then as I got to know the internet, I found my medium since 2004… therefore, I blogged.

As times goes by, it becomes my therapy – much cheaper than paying over $80 for 1.5 hours consultation with my counselor – although I wish I could still afford her.

Words have a way with me, I love words, words fascinate me, therefore, I write!

It lets me paint a picture of things sometimes I can’t share in real life. Through these words, I can show the world the real me, how I feel inside.

Yes, I’m aware that some of the things I share here are private stuff. Things that make others go into gossiping lolly land. Does it bother me? Not really…maybe my skin has grown thicker after all these hellish rides I’ve been going through. But if it may just maybe help others in same situations then I’d say let these gossipers talks till they are blue in the face! Bring it on, sugar!

Opening myself up for the world to judge brought an impact in my life…I got to know many strangers who now I lovingly call as friends, some of them have been in my shoes before, they understand. They gave me the strength to move on…they picked me up when I stumbled and started a pity party. They use WORDS! Their words comfort me, more than some hugs.

Does this mean I am throwing everything out there in the blogosphere? Hell to the NO! There are some things that will remain private. Things that I try to protect despite me being so open.

So for the love of writing…therefore, I blog!

And as busy as I am juggling work, being a single mom and maintaining a new social life…I will never leave my passion for words. May 2011 gives me more boost to keep up with the blogging world.

[question]What about you, dear readers? What makes you blog? Why do you write? Do you have any bloggy New Year resolution?[/question]



  1. kris vera
    January 3, 2011 / 11:50 pm

    lovin this writing girl! YOU GO! 😉 you are such a great writer! love you girl, happy new year <3

  2. January 4, 2011 / 2:34 am

    No resolutions here. I know what I should do. All I need is motivation or discipline or both.
    I blog to show my world, daily life, via my pictures.
    I don’t tell any really personal stuff in internet. That’s been my principle from the beginning. No photos of family members, no real names etc. I think each member of my family, friends have a right to have their privacy. I’m not the one who gossip behind anybody’s back.

    I wish you all the best for this year.
    Hug your son for me. Hopefully he’s much, much better tomorrow….
    Take care!

  3. January 4, 2011 / 8:03 am

    For once, I’m not writing down any goals. Just to keep on keepin on this year.

    I for one am very glad you are still writing!

  4. January 4, 2011 / 11:23 pm


    I’m like you, I started writing a diary when I was 5 or 6. I still have it and ALL the other journals I filled up over the years. Writing is therapeutic & blogging is a fun way to connect with other people, especially when you feel lonely.

    I hope you had a great New Year!

  5. January 4, 2011 / 11:51 pm

    There is something so cathartic about writing down your thoughts. And finding that someone else out there “gets” the words you have written? Just sends warm fuzzies up and down my spine.

    I am glad that you write. You have such amazing stories to tell. Looking forward to reading more about them this next year!

  6. January 5, 2011 / 8:01 am

    Blogging is a therapy indeed. And what a good deed it is when it turns out that your blog is not only a therapy for yourself but for the readers as well. To hell with whatever people say in front of you or behind your back, besides, they always have an option to either read it or leave it, don’t they? Just keep writing, you tough girl!

  7. January 5, 2011 / 8:49 am

    Blogging is a writing exercise for me. I like to take non-topics and see if I can write 300-500 words about them and make it entertaining. It helps me stay sharp mentally. I hope!

    Happy New Year and keep writing!

  8. January 5, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    Your friend’s resolution is the best I’ve heard so far. Although it isn’t mine, she’d be proud of me on how I’m keeping up so far! As for Why I Write…honestly, it’s because I’m the only one in my family who can spell – including my White-American husband.

  9. Maria
    January 6, 2011 / 10:02 am

    Happy belated New Year Maureen! You write very well and you have lots of interesting stories. I’m glad you blog. 🙂 As for me, I don’t write regularly, don’t know why, never been quite a writer I guess…

    As far as resolution, no resolution for me… failed all the time. 🙂

  10. January 7, 2011 / 3:59 am

    Happy new year 🙂
    I have a few things I’d like to do this year, not necessarily resolutions but things like scrapbooking and being more focused on myself and where I’m headed this year 😀
    Gem x

  11. January 10, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    I blog because my hand would itch otherwise. Simple 🙂

    Salam kenal.

  12. January 10, 2011 / 11:34 pm

    happy belated new year…and looking forward to read more writings 🙂

  13. January 11, 2011 / 6:28 am

    I love this! Who needs therapy when I can just write!!!

  14. January 13, 2011 / 4:12 am

    I love this post! I blog because it allows me to make sense of things in my personal mommy life. I have learned so much through blogging, connected with such great women (women like yourself), and found my voice as a writer (and mother).

    Happy Belated New Years! I hope this year brings you all that you hope for and much, much more!

  15. January 14, 2011 / 11:10 pm

    I wish I can write as good as you. I blog because I need to practice on my English plus just want to share things that matter to me & hopefully it will be helpful for others as well. As I’m currently just started a small business with a friend of mine, I also want to share what we’ve been through & hopefully others can learn & even do better than us.

    Happy Belated New Years, Maureen..

  16. January 15, 2011 / 3:58 pm

    I couldn’t have written this post better myself 🙂 Blogging has definately helped me to maintain sanity… where often I felt I had none… it is my therapy, and a reminder to me of what is most important… my sweet little girl… Blogging helps me to stay real.. and focused.. on what really matters to me in life… I’ll often go back and read and re read my posts… but above all… I cherish the support I get from those comments… they are always there to help pick me up off the floor… when I need them the most 🙂

  17. January 17, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    No real resolutions here but to eat more healthy. That is an all the time thing, though!

    I blog to keep friends & family updated on our life here in Japan while they are all Stateside. Plus I just like to talk! 🙂

  18. January 18, 2011 / 1:15 am

    That´s the way to go! Don´t worry about other! I love the way you are writing! I love to blog, too. It became a great hobby of mine. Since I have three kids there is not much time left for myself. 😉
    I hope you will have an awesome new year filled with much love and happieness!
    Have a great week!

  19. January 18, 2011 / 1:20 am

    Oh and I just voted for you my friend! 😉

  20. January 21, 2011 / 7:29 am

    Always hard when you let others into your life through your words. But they are so beautiful, and they touch so many.

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