How Writing Influenced My Life and the Lives of Others
I’ve always had a passion for writing, which began during my childhood. When I was in elementary school, my teacher asked the class to write lyrics to the music of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” the all-American song, well known in baseball. My lyrics were chosen, and my class sang the song at our local news station. My talents developed at a young age. When I became a teen, I embraced music and poetry. I was always inspired by musical lyrics and loved the style of rhyming or the poetic meanings of the verses in the songs. I would keep journals of poetry, some of which I still have today. I expressed many of my emotions through writing, and I continued to write as a hobby throughout my twenties.
In my thirties, I strove to take my writing to a new level. My next step was writing a book, and I decided it would be a children’s book. The book is called Little Lucky Ladybug and includes activity pages because I wanted the book to be interactive for kids, to not only encourage literacy but to offer additional learning tools as well. The book is for ages three through seven. Its message is to emphasize that we are all unique and individual. I believe that teaching kids this positive message is valuable in many ways, including building self-esteem. The book was listed on PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center’s website.
The message of the book is not just a life lesson for ages three through seven, but for people of all ages. It’s important to remember throughout our lifetimes that we are unique in our own way. We all have special characteristics. Our flaws are what make us who we are as well, and we are perfectly imperfect. However, the book highlights the strengths of each character. I have always had a passion for writing and helping others, and Little Lucky Ladybug provided the opportunity for me to do both.
Whether it be through blogs, magazines, or books, the goal of my writing is to share an inspirational, encouraging, and empowering message. I use my words and books to have a positive impact. They are a tool to affect at least one person positively. Whether I inspire people to follow their writing passions or help them acknowledge that they are capable of accomplishing their goals, both are gratifying for me and are the reasons why I write. We are fortunate to live in a time when you can reach a vast audience at the touch of a button. I was simply a young girl doodling in my journals, and now I’m a published author! The moral of this blog is to never give up on your passions, dreams and what inspires you, because it will not only fulfill your life, but can impact others as well.