The genesis of my blogging career dates back to…geez…I can’t remember the year, but it was many centuries ago. My homeroom teacher, Mrs. Lilly, introduced something pretty cool to our class – her Provoking Thought writing exercise. This activity entailed a thought/question that Mrs. Lilly would write on the board. Each of us would then write a response to the topic at hand and some of us would share our answer with the entire class.
It was quite an interesting writing activity that I enjoyed. Provoking thought challenged us to quickly think and write about subject matter that many (if not all) of us had never thought of, and, to view things from a different angle. My classmates and I were essentially a band of 12-13-year-olds who knew little to nothing about life. The crown jewels of our tiny little teen worlds were comprised of sweet innocent schoolyard crushes, sports, music, and cool clothes. Mrs. Lilly dared us to move away from these follies to focus our attention on something that was meaningful – something to stimulate our minds – something to provoke us to think “outside of the box”. Thank you, Mrs. Lilly.
As the years passed, I didn’t entrench myself into any other forms of creative writing until the age of 18, as it was then that I began to write poetry, song lyrics, and a few short stories. From this age onward, I was encouraged by several people to “do something” with my writing. Amid all of the demands in my life, I never took the time to build a channel to distribute my material to the world, though that has changed now, as I’m finally here with The Monday Morning Monologue. Writers are, without a doubt, incredibly creative, brilliant and philosophical. Some of us will produce material for many different reasons such as entertaining an audience, expressing emotions, or sharing experiences. I have written for all three aforementioned causes, but more so, I write to inspire, motivate and stimulate the minds of my readers, just as Provoking Thought had done for me many years ago.
Some of you may wonder “Why The Monday Morning Monologue?” That’s a good question and I have a good answer: Most people LOATHE MONDAY MORNINGS. Period. A Monday morning, for most people, is the start of a new week. Prior to taking on a new challenge, project, task, day or week, it is paramount to have a GOOD START in order to have a GOOD FINISH.
For those who stubbornly plod through their morning routine, half asleep and disenchanted, I wanted to provide something to alleviate the pain and utter disgust for Monday mornings – something to inspire and uplift – something to help the reader get a GOOD START so that he/she could have a GOOD FINISH to their work week. I’d like everyone to know that I am not a licensed psychiatrist, but rather someone with a voice and a desire to deposit something poignant and helpful into a world that is sometimes cold and brutal. Albeit a good breakfast, prayer/meditation, exercise, and little coffee are always helpful for any morning routine, may the blog posts of this site supplement those antidotes for the “Monday Morning Blues” to help ignite and stoke the fire within.
I appreciate everyone for their continued support; I hope that my editorials will give each visitor a message that is deemed meaningful and thought provoking. For additional questions, comments or concerns, please feel send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to respond as soon as I can.
Keep on shining, everybody.