"All Life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I honestly have no idea why.
But, I do know that I enjoy playing with small animals, falling in love with stories, listening to good music, and eating chocolate. So, I'm going to experiment with those fun things for as long as I'm allowed to live on this brown rock.
What do you enjoy most about life?
When you're having an unfabulously crappy day and nothing seems to be going right, what puts a smile on your face?
One of the enjoyable things mentioned above is "falling in love with stories".
Reading the first Chapter of a really good book is pure bliss.
For just a moment, we're taken out of our everyday humdrum and thrown, right smack, into another person's world; we see life through their eyes and we feel what they feel. This fresh perspective gives us the opportunity to see ourselves and others with more clarity.
I think this is why my favorite books were so important to me when I was a teenager. As much as I loved my friends, I really loved reading my favorite books and revisiting those insightful moments of clarity.
One day, I want to be able to write the kinds of stories that girls like me fall in love with, that's why I've decided to start with The South Louisiana High Series.
The series is an experiment, a sane leap of faith into a world that I've always wanted to be a part of.
So, what's your current experiment?
Is it learning to knit? Is it getting a super-cute puppy and spending time with the adorable little beast?
Or maybe you're a writer too?
We all need some kind of experiment to keep ourselves wrapped up with life, because like Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
-Originally posted on 1/24/13