Tuesday, October 1, 2013

365 Inspirations—274: Writers and Readers

Photo of my cousin reading my book!
"One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing."—Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you've written anything in your life, you are a writer. If you've read anything in your life, you are a reader.

You may not like to call yourself a writer or a reader and that's just fine.

I think it all depends on how you want to be identified. You can call yourself whatever you want to call yourself. Just because you work in an office doesn't mean you have to call yourself an office worker. If you don't have a job, you don't have to call yourself unemployed.

You decide.

I'm teaching a small business ownership class to ESL students this quarter. When I volunteered to teach the class, I questioned how much I actually knew about the subject. Turns out I know a lot more about business ownership than I thought I did. My husband owns a small business and I guess I sort of own my own business too—I write on this blog and I'm the author of a book.

I identify myself as an author/blogger and I appreciate and am inspired by all writers big and small. The same goes for readers.

I try and tell my students at the college that they can be whatever they want to be and open up any kind of business they want to open up, BUT it should be something they are interested in.

This blog here is a creation of mine I started in 2009 when I had absolutely no idea about how to start a blog, just like so many of my students aren't exactly sure how to start their own businesses. That's not so important at this point. The important thing is that they are taking steps in the direction of one day becoming business owners.

The steps I took in creating and nurturing this blog were such important steps for me and they changed the course of my life.

I appreciate you taking time to read this blog and to write thoughtful comments. You are both a reader and a writer just by doing that :).

I'm on blog post 274 today and it's a new month! It's October...happy October to you all.

I've been writing every single day here for 9 months! I can't promise every post will be life changing or earth-shattering. I'm writing about the small things that inspire me. I've written about everything from doorknobs and socks to the sun and the moon. You name it, it's probably here. In fact, I could use a few inspiring post ideas from you all and I'm open to guest posts on inspiration.

Today all the writers and readers out there are my inspirations. Without one, there wouldn't be the other, so my hat is off to you.

Do you consider yourself a reader or a writer? Neither or both?

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