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I'm here. I've shown up. This is my second time at a small writing group gathering to learn more about writing ones "Life Story" for their children and grandchildren. What am I thinking? What am I doing here? I'm not a writer. Who am I kidding? What is driving me to try this? I don't know! Maybe I can start small, just a short essay, or another blog post. If I practice, and practice, and practice, and put in my 10,000 hours, could I really become a writer? I don't even have a burning desire to write. But I enjoy recording the stories of my simple life observations. There's only one way to find out if I can write and that is to start, and then to stick with it. My parents were actually told to not expect much from me by my high school English teacher, Mr. Bruce Robertson. He even cautioned that they shouldn't be surprised if I didn't make it to college. More on that another time. So, the next questions are what to write about? What do I love? Nature and solitude. So I'll start small